When The Music Zoo relocated within 4 miles of my home, I knew it would be only a matter of time before my wallet would be hit, hard! Ive tried to stay away, but you know, a cool guitar store and a guitar junkie are just destined for one another. On my last visit this guitar immediately caught my eye. I picked it up, played it unplugged for about five minutes and was hooked. Once plugged in, that just sealed the deal for me. Its an Ultra-Aged Murphy R-9 and it is one of those guitars IMHO that just has the magic. The feel, playability and tone place it in the same league as some of the best vintage and new guitars Ive owned over the years. And its not too shabby to look at. It weighs in at 8 lbs 13 oz. and IMHO very realistically ultra-aged by Tom Murphy. Upon getting it home, I swapped out most of the parts with some vintage and great repro hardware. Here are some pics. I just wanted to thank John & Tommy for helping make this happen.