NGD: A trip to the Zoo could be very dangerous!

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  1. 59gibson

    59gibson Senior Member

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    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! I’ve 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. It’s 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 I’ve owned over the years. And it’s 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.

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    Wow, that looks incredible, Fred! Congrats!


    Frank
     
  3. Seven

    Seven Senior Member

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    AWESOME!:shock:
     
  4. Lex

    Lex Senior Member

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    Oh • my • goodness! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats!
     
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    pmonk Senior Member

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    The neck pup needs a cover
     
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  6. Nirvana33

    Nirvana33 Senior Member

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    Wow, amazing.

    What pickups are the double whites?
     
  7. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    Really nice....
     
  8. BrownGizmo

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    very dangerous indeed! can induce a heart attack...
     
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    mfolet Senior Member

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    That looks killer ,love the Double whites!
     
  11. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    Man another awesome new guitar day! Congrats man! They do have some nice stuff in there.

    Cheers play it loud!!!
     
  12. sonsofthedesert

    sonsofthedesert Senior Member

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    What a beauty!
     
  13. ElectricMojo

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    Wow.
    She is insanely beautiful!
     
  14. LPCollector

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    :applause::applause::applause:

    Major mojo happening there!

    Congrats!!!! :cheers:
     
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    MCAN Senior Member

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    Dammit that's a beautiful guitar
     
  16. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Premium Member

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    MMM MMM. Nice guitar. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet.
     
  17. LesAdrian

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    Thats one of my dream guitars men but im not rich now
     
  18. 59gibson

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    Thanks!!! The pickups and rings are OTPG.:dude:
     
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    In 2 words...............Ultra Nice! :wow: :thumb: :applause:

    :cheers:
     
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    Leendrix The Cheeky One V.I.P. Member

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    This is a piece of beauty. Not that most other Les Paul's aren't, but this one is just over the top. :thumb: Happy New Guitar Day! :applause:
     

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