I feel like this is some kind of interrogation . Alright, here's the info: * My R9 is great for what it is - a guitar with a supposedly '50s neck. * At some point, I realized that a slim neck makes me happier. * Why didn't I realize that when I was actually shopping for my R9? That's a long story, let's better not get into that. Let's just say that I am not as bitter about that as one might think. * When I decided that I should buy a slim neck LP, at first, I thought I'd keep them both. I bought one online, had it for a couple of days, and even though I didn't like that particular one and returned it, I decided that I don't really need two "bursts". That's why I am going to let my R9 go. I tried that '58 with V2 neck one, and I didn't really feel any substantial difference from R9s. It's definitely much bigger than R0s and "Slim Necks" I tried and didn't feel slim enough for my liking. As for modern looks... I shouldn't have used that word. But since I did, let's just say that in my mind, a solid-color LP looks more modern because in my mind it's associated with a more modern type of music (late 70s/early 80s metal) than the sunburst (60s and 70s hard rock). * "Burst" vs LPC is all about looks to me. I want a maple-top LPC. I don't really mind the difference in sound between ebony and rosewood fretboard. * When shopping for my R9, I was torn between the flamy "burst" and LPC looks, but since there are/were no Historic LPCs with maple tops (I don't think there were any 50s type Historic LPCs in stores either), the answer was obvious. * Recently, I have come to a conclusion that if I had a choice, looks-wise, I'd go with an LPC in a heartbeat. * Yes, there are these non-Historic LPCs, and I seriously considered them, but I found the neck to be not as comfortable as R0 FOR ME (it was chunkier and rounder on several 2015 and 2017 LPCs than R0). * To sum it up, an R0 would work just fine for me as a guitar. But I wish it had the LPC looks to be completely happy. At this point, I am thinking whether to risk with MTM or not.