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This RED SNAKESKIN reverse headstock guitar is vintage 1987. It was custom made for my brother who is now deceased. He sold it years ago and I am trying to locate it. Any help is greatly appreciated! Please network! My family would greatly appreciate any info.

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Do you have access to the brother's email?  Maybe you can find his buyer to begin your journey if they still not have it. 

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We may not know where everything is, but we sure will notice a guitar like that if it pops up. 

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thank you for keeping this on the radar and for enlarging the picture. I wish we could access to his email but we can't. Good idea though, thank you

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5 hours ago, Rick said:

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That's a whole lot of whammy bars.  I think the basses have them too.

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So it’s a 1987 custom ordered chaparral, with a single pickup, boomerangs, reverse headstock and painted in red snakeskin/dragon skin by Jim O’Connor.

 

There can’t be many others like this one.

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10 minutes ago, Bennyboy-UK said:

So it’s a 1987 custom ordered chaparral, with a single pickup, boomerangs, reverse headstock and painted in red snakeskin/dragon skin by Jim O’Connor.

 

There can’t be many others like this one.

Great Job Benny!! You got it ID’d... Now to find it...

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Yes, that’s exactly what this guitar is! My brother ordered it and truly loved it. He was a self-taught musician that played incredible rock ‘n’ roll. Hamer asked him if they could use the guitar in the add.  Company loved it too. I have been trying to find it ever since he passed away. I truly appreciate all the help!

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:53 PM, Bennyboy-UK said:

So it’s a 1987 custom ordered chaparral, with a single pickup, boomerangs, reverse headstock and painted in red snakeskin/dragon skin by Jim O’Connor.

 

There can’t be many others like this one.

Definitely Red Snakeskin and NOT Red Dragonskin. Dragonskin has rounder, more irregular "scales". The overall pattern is also more random.

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5 hours ago, Andrew said:

 

Definitely Red Snakeskin and NOT Red Dragonskin. Dragonskin has rounder, more irregular "scales". The overall pattern is also more random.

90chap6.jpg

 

So that's what Dragonskin looks like huh?.. this is the first time I've ever seen this finished before... Almost looks like a Leopard print... very cool none-the-less! 7cmDRJf.png

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You guys ROCK! I'm the most patient person you will ever meet. Definitely Snakeskin! he was very proud of that graphic. Thank you for teaching me about the difference in the pattern too! I really appreciate all your help everyone!!

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Great job embracing our tangents. We wander on and off topic pretty often around here but generally meet the objective in the end. 

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3 hours ago, Rick said:

I feel like part of the fraternity! Thank you all!

 

20 minutes ago, hamer-on said:

I might have the reverse headstock snakeskin chap you seek...Having issues posting photo

 

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I love it.   The first 2 posts from a guy who joined 9 years ago are in response to this thread.  Crazy.  

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