NGD : 2014 Lemonburst Benchmark R0 Heavy Relic

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  1. Alvinfan

    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    For a long time I have had my GAS under control, but now I have finally surendered.
    Most of my guitars I have bought in the US, but this time I found one here in Denmark.
    A 1960 reissue has been on the top of my wishlist for very long and when I found one in my
    preferred colour, lemonburst, the right weight 8,2 lbs and at a very good price 4500 $, I ran out
    of reasons not to pull the trigger :).
    The neck is perfect for me and the underwound custombuckers have a great vintage like clarity to them.

    Here is a pic :
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    And here with some friends : 1998 R9 - 2014 R0 - 1988 LP Lite - 2013 LP Standard

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  2. Crotch

    Crotch Delete My Account Entirely Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    Pretty rare to find a top like that on an R0. Killer score. Fuckin love reflectors. Probably going to throw some on my new guitar as well just cause. Don't care if it's a 59. They just look rad
     
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  3. Truth011

    Truth011 Senior Member

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    Nice find! congrats
     
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  4. Left Paw

    Left Paw Senior Member

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    I don't usually find myself drawn to relic guitars, but I like that Les Paul.
     
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  5. XpensiveWino

    XpensiveWino Senior Member

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    That one is a beauty. Congrats!
     
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  6. Filipem

    Filipem Senior Member

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    Really nice that flame is crazy HNGD
     
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  7. harrie 0492

    harrie 0492 Senior Member

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    beautyfulll
     
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  8. KS 5150

    KS 5150 Senior Member

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    Beautiful family! That '98 R9 is just nuts :thumb:
     
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  9. StubbyJ

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    I've owned two from this run and have played a few more. IMHO this run is an excellent example of what great things Gibson is capable of when firing on all cylinders. My hats are off to the men and woman who produced these guitars. I actually at one time owned 2 consecutive serial numbers. Both units were simply spectacular in their own way. The top on the one I sold was just insane and sounded wonderful to boot. The unit I kept/have will not be sold unless needed for some unfortunate reason. The aging/feel of these guitars just kills in my opinion. I've never felt the need to change pups/electronics. The custom buckers in these are a bit more articulate without the high end sizzle which drives me nuts in many cases. Congrats.! on your guitar.
     
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  10. tspoon5150

    tspoon5150 Senior Member

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    You picked a nice one. Congrats
     
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    Looks great! I love R0s. Congrats!
     
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    jc2000 Senior Member

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    That thing is sweet!!! congrats!
     
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  13. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    Wow. Killer to say the least! Very nice my friend.
     
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  14. KissGuitar

    KissGuitar Senior Member

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    Sweet baby Jesus that's beautiful! Congrats on the pickup! I know the feeling you had, I was on the search for a nice Lemon R0 and when I found the right after years of searching I almost sprained my wrist getting my wallet out! :)
     
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    Was this a Benchmark for Rainbow Guitars by chance? I think I remember this one for some reason when I bought my R0 from them.
     
  16. Alvinfan

    Alvinfan Senior Member

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    No it was a special Scandinavian benchmark run sold originally by a shop in Copenhagen.
    I saw the guitar there in 2015, but thought that it was too expensive then. It was cheaper
    when I had a chance to buy it second hand.
     
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    HNGD ,,, Nice Score and You Scored a beauty too .... I've found I really like the Light-weight LP's .:thumbs:
     
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  18. LPCollector

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    Congrats on a real beauty!! :dude:
     
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    That is an insanely gorgeous guitar. Jealousy is my name.
     

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