My R9 is home-HMRDS

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  1. Truth011

    Truth011 Senior Member

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    So I sent my Yamano R9 out for a full deluxe makeover package. It came buck a week ago but
    this has been my first chance to post. The guitar was great before it was made over but I
    have wanted to change the color, neck shape and top carve for some time. I also asked Kim for the darkest strait grain Brazillian board he could find. I also bit the bullet and went with the correct Gibson logo. The guitar now weighs 7 lb 14 oz(was 8 lb 2 oz before) and the neck is .869 at the 1st fret and .961 at the 12th fret.
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    i should have mentioned that the guitar is a 2010 yamano 1959 reissue.

    Here is a pic of my reissues .L-R 2005 Jimmy Page Custom Authentic;2015 cc5 Donna;2010 R9 HMRDS; 2012 R8 HMRDS

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    r8 and r9 makeovers

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    FKO Senior Member

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    That's one sweet looking LP!

    Two questions;

    1 .what fret wires did you choose?
    2. you opt not to have the nibs?
     
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    I was going to go with 6105 fret wire but went with what Kim suggested. Not sure of the size but I know it is good from my other makeover.

    It is hard to see in the fret board pic but there are nibs.
     
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    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Awesome HM. :thumb: :applause:

    Not that it matters but for accuracy true Yamanos ended around mid 2007. After that point it is just a marketing name.

    :cheers2:
     
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    Dude, seriously.....killer axes.
     
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    Beauty. I really dig the color on the r8 too
     
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    whoah!! looks killer.
     
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    They all look great! Congrats!
     
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    :applause:

    Very Nice!! Long may you enjoy!
     
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    Fearsome foursome
     
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    Great finish! Turned out fantastic. Congrats!
     
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    Very,very nice. Congrats:cheers:
     
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    We are using 104x47 Jescar wire. We do take them down below 45 when they get leveled.
     
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