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Old 03-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

When The Music Zoo relocated within 4 miles of my home, I knew it would be only a matter of time before my wallet would be hit, hard! Iíve tried to stay away, but you know, a cool guitar store and a guitar junkie are just destined for one another.

On my last visit this guitar immediately caught my eye. I picked it up, played it unplugged for about five minutes and was hooked. Once plugged in, that just sealed the deal for me. Itís an Ultra-Aged Murphy R-9 and it is one of those guitars IMHO that just has ďthe magicĒ. The feel, playability and tone place it in the same league as some of the best vintage and new guitars Iíve owned over the years. And itís not too shabby to look at. It weighs in at 8 lbs 13 oz. and IMHO very realistically ultra-aged by Tom Murphy.

Upon getting it home, I swapped out most of the parts with some vintage and great repro hardware. Here are some pics. I just wanted to thank John & Tommy for helping make this happen.













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Old 03-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

Wow, that looks incredible, Fred! Congrats!


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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

AWESOME!
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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Oh • my • goodness! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats!
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The neck pup needs a cover
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Wow, amazing.

What pickups are the double whites?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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Really nice....
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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very dangerous indeed! can induce a heart attack...
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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That looks killer ,love the Double whites!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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Man another awesome new guitar day! Congrats man! They do have some nice stuff in there.

Cheers play it loud!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #12
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What a beauty!
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Wow.
She is insanely beautiful!
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Major mojo happening there!

Congrats!!!!
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Dammit that's a beautiful guitar
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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

MMM MMM. Nice guitar. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet.
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Thats one of my dream guitars men but im not rich now
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #18
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Wow, amazing.

What pickups are the double whites?
Thanks!!! The pickups and rings are OTPG.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #19
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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

In 2 words...............Ultra Nice!

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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

This is a piece of beauty. Not that most other Les Paul's aren't, but this one is just over the top. Happy New Guitar Day!
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WOW MOM WOW!

It's a beauty but even better it's a good PLAYER.
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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

Very nice!! Keep the double whites, they look perfect on that guitar.
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money shot

big congrats to you man, she's purdy
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I love it, Fred! I hope it makes it's way to Philly this year.
Congrats on your new guitar.



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Re: NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

a real beauty!
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As close to perfection as it can get. (in my opinion) Heaven!!
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Amazing guitar !!

Enjoy !
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Killer guitar!
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Wow....killer....congrats!!
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I love it, Fred! I hope it makes it's way to Philly this year.
Congrats on your new guitar.



Thanks Artie & everyone for the kind words.

Yes, Artie it should make the trip to Philly this June along with a few goodies.

Here are a few more photos:





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