Best Top of the Year Thread

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by PeteNJ75, Sep 18, 2018.

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    WHELP just bought this one. Damn you all
     
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    I can’t justify another R9 under my roof, but if I could that would be the one. Beauty, congrats!!!
     
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    I believe I saw a posting of a guy on here that bought it. He saw it on Gibson's Instagram and contacted a dealer (maybe Wildwood?) and they managed to track it down and order it.

    Very funky...I love it.
     
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    Not saying my 2018 R8 has objectively “the best” top, but I sure do love it and to me it’s certainly one of the best. But then again, I like quirky tops with lots of character and flecks and grain and peekaboo flame... not necessarily just over-the-top flame. :D
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    (No photoshop here, BTW... just straight off my crappy iPhone 6S. Some of these, particularly the ones taken indoors, could have used a little “lightening” because they were taken at night and the lighting in my house sucks for guitar pics, but I didn’t want to “cheat”. :D)
     
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    Yes. Its in my house , in my hands. right now. :)
     

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    ^^^
    That Gruhn Burst is stunning, but its not a 2018.
     
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    Gotcha. Maybe if we were going for the best top I saw this year category... :)
     

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    Please post some pics!
     

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    Damn that's trippy! Looks like dye dropped in water
     

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    2001 R9, with a bite mark after stopbar.
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    Man, I really want to see more pictures of that guitar when you get it!
     

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    Of course! Here's one from a more normal angle that Curt sent me:

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    Well, this guitar may not be ultra-flamed, but I think it's definitely one of my favorites for the year. And I'm just a little partial to her because she's mine. 2018 R9 Brazilian with Antiquity Burst finish. I just love the streaks and the waviness and the fact that it looks completely different from every angle. Just took these on my phone - no doctoring.
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    My bad, I’ll see myself out.LoL
     
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