Help: what do think about this 2016 R9?

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by zetrex, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    ^^^ No , on the Fret board it will darken it up some ...
    When the guitar was finished (when it was "carved") and how "strong" the figure is ,in a guitars cut makes a Huge difference to what you see in the end result .

    then Who spayed the guitar and how the color was mixed play a part .... Some years Ice Tea was more brown tinted and more recent years Ice Tea was more red tinted.

    Much depends on a lot of things we "see" and in pics it becomes even more complicated .
    Light and how much of it , the angle of it , the time of day in either pics or in hand can make colors looks "different" The color of Sunlight changes during the day .

    Yup , no simple answer to you question .... I like the color in the pic you posted . But what's important is If YOU like it . And even more important ,, ,Does the guitar play well , and does what you expect it to do.
    If it does , A great guitar's color seems to mean less important ,imo ...
     
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  2. zetrex

    zetrex Senior Member

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    I will have it in my hands within some days, I'm now 90% convinced about it. I was looking for something different from the ones I already own (see my signature). Different in how it feels and also different on how it sounds. It is true that I'm now focused on the look (color that is) because it's all I can have the "smell of" right now ;)
    I plan to test a Seymour Duncan pearly gates pickups set on it by the way.
     
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    Zoobiedood Senior Member

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    The Pearly Gates (or even something like the Saturday Night Special) set is a great choice.
     
  4. zetrex

    zetrex Senior Member

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    I was thinking about the SD Custom Shop PG edition to match the VOS hardware. But, one thing at a time, I need to have this guitar in may hands first. ;)
     
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  5. zetrex

    zetrex Senior Member

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    The guitar is packed and ready to ship.

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    I'll start a NGD thread when she arrives.
     
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  6. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    Once you go Historic .... Not many go back to USA made ... :laugh2: "Better" ,imo , is just "better" .
    CS necks , feel "better" to me . Everyone I've hand in hand ,anyway .... :rofl:
     
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    zetrex Senior Member

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    I fear that indeed!:D:p
     
  8. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    I hope you enjoy,........ great looking R9. :cheers:
     
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  9. zetrex

    zetrex Senior Member

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    Next Monday should be the NGD... I can't sleep already! :applause:
     
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