DaPra BourbonBurst Fade 50th R9 Special Run.

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  1. fjminor

    fjminor Senior Member

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    Timing is everything, and being there at the right time and right place allowed me purchase this beauty. Triple thanks to Vic DaPra for another great experience, speaking of Dealers that deal, Vic is one of the best!! :salude

    One of the 25 that Vic hand picked, the Bourbon Fade is a real nice deep red and the red is thicker around the edges, more than the usual bursting I have seen this year. 8lbs 12ozs of pure joy. The Flame and Grain are Killer on this guitar. All the same appointments as the 50th Anniversary model, that top carve is something else. Again, tune it up and play - that has been the one constant with the 50th R9s this year!!

    The neck is very close to the size of my other 50th Anniversary R9, but the fretboard is not dark at all like my other, actually a very interesting streaky look, very cool looking.

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  2. banditguitarist1

    banditguitarist1 Senior Member

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    thats so beautiful!
     
  3. Mike60

    Mike60 V.I.P. Member

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    nice colour,looks like Gibson got it right on this one.
     
  4. LongBeach

    LongBeach Premium Member

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    really a stunning top...congrats!
     
  5. kadenzhang

    kadenzhang Junior Member

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    whoa THATS NICE THe only thing is i dont really like the different pickups but then again it not mine HAHAHa
     
  6. Pink_Floyd

    Pink_Floyd Senior Member

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    I love the colour. I am gonna have to get myself another historic with a top that is towards washed cherry or similar like yours.....

    Now how to pay for it?
     
  7. Templeton Peck

    Templeton Peck Senior Member

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    Very nice!

    I want one!

    I hope it plays as well as it looks.
     
  8. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    That's a slammin top!:dude::dude:
     
  9. ledzep443

    ledzep443 Premium Member

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    Beauty, pure beauty.
     
  10. Boshizzle

    Boshizzle Senior Member

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    Congrats! Very nice.
     
  11. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    I think that is the nicest 50th I have seen!
     
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    Beautiful guitar! Does DaPra have a website?:applause:
     
  13. fjminor

    fjminor Senior Member

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    Thanks for the nice words all. The exposed P/U was part of the special run Vic had envisioned. He also included the P/U cover so I can put the P/U cover on at any time. Here is Vic's website - Guitar Gallery - Guitars
    He does not post his Gibson stock on his website, you will need to contact him for that. Vic is a Burst aficionado-you would think he has better things to do, but when dealing with Vic, he is a down to earth guy, and he works with you as if you were the most important customer!! :dude:
     
  14. willyd

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    Thanks! Enjoy that great guitar!
     
  15. pinefd

    pinefd V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Wow, Frank, that's absolutely gorgeous! :wow:

    Congrats!


    Frank
     
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    GuitarGuy503 Senior Member

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    cryptozoo Senior Member

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    Yes, I have to say, this one is out of control. With Gibson's coming stock like this, it's got to be putting a slight dent in the parts / refin market.
     
  18. 1959burst

    1959burst Senior Member

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    great guit congrats!
     
  19. HeadCase

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    Wow... that is an awesome top!
    I now have tremendous respect for Mr. DaPra.
    I can now get passed that awful 'Burst' book.

    Congrats fjminor! That's a killer guitar!!!
     
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