This is one of the best Historics I've ever played. It's tone and playability will blow you away. The top is incredible. It has very dynamic, 3D flame that changes from every angle and no dead spots. The color is a beautiful and very rare heritage darkburst with an extremely rare darkback. I weighs just under 9lbs. It comes with original case. 1998 R9s are some of the most sought after models and years. This is for good reason, this is by far the best quality fit and finish I've ever seen on a Gibson. It a very few, very minor dings. 9/10 conservatively. Comes with original black CS case. Asking $6500 shipped As for trades, R9, R0, or R8 + cash depending on specifics. I would ideally love to trade for a signature LP like a Bloomfield, Page, Bonamassa, or other +/- cash depending.