2017 Brazilian R9s

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by BigDipper15, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. winexprt

    winexprt Senior Member

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    Do we know for a fact the BRW on this run was imported? Or was it sourced from reclaimed wood, a la HM?
     
  2. abracadaben

    abracadaben Senior Member

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    It was imported. CD on the other forum mentioned he was the one to work on the legal process.
     
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  3. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    You got 4 of em? Wow
     
  4. abracadaben

    abracadaben Senior Member

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    No... 2. The 2 first
     
  5. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    Oh ok! Really nice! How do they compare to the replicas?
     
  6. abracadaben

    abracadaben Senior Member

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    Haven’t tried 50s parts in them....
     
  7. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Thanks for the pics Ben.

    HNGD’s x 2. :D

    Cheers, Rudi.

    P. S. Re CD, the Legal paperwork for Wood Export / Import is not what I’d call rocket science for this you might be wondering.
     
  8. jlb32

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    I do think it is great that Gibson is bringing these Brazilian rosewood fretboard runs out. IMO, it is about time they did it.

    I think my Indian rosewood boards look just as good or better though and as I personally am not worried about historically accurate, just tone and playability, then I'm happy both ways and super happy for the guys that love and bought one from this run of Brazilian.
     
  9. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Never heard the rumor of no Custom Shop guitars. Just the rumor of no more Historic Reissues, which has turned out to be true.

    Gibson isn't calling any of these guitars Reissues anymore, even though they are the same thing other than name, they are calling them Standards.
     
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    Surprised no one has snagged the Wildwood Burst Brazilian yet. It looks pretty damn nice IMO.
     
  11. abracadaben

    abracadaben Senior Member

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    the first in my pics is one of the 2 WW burst
     
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  12. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Congrats!!! The one WW still has looks great also IMO.

    Wonder why the '60 is higher priced? IMO it doesn't look as good top wise as the Wildwood Burst '59 in stock.
     
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    to each his own . I think the 60 looks killer top wise and the FULL cherry burst finish is
    awesome
     
  14. Crotch

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    Couple thousand upcharge for reflectors....:run:
     
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  15. abracadaben

    abracadaben Senior Member

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    I already find the 59 necks pretty thin... 60s taper... I can't... but I really like the looks of these.
     
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    6E38A6F7-2BFB-42EC-97EB-49B204BED9E0.jpeg Got my CME Braz. Very very nice burst and figuring. Love the pickups. Sound is fantastic. It will be fun to watch this top fade over time.
     
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    Looks like you got the one with the nicest top. A real beauty. Congrats!
     
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    The Music Zoo has 3 aged 59s.
     
  20. pinefd

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    :eek:

    I’m generally a fan of aged guitars, but those aged guitars are what gives aged guitars a bad name, IMHO.


    Frank
     

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