As requested by other members of this forum, here's my R9 from 2016. My first Gibson guitar, let alone first Historic Reissue. Exactly the color I wanted (I liked the blue one from the 2017 range a lot, but no one is selling that). It was pretty hard to come by a Cherry 'burst in the UK. I'm glad I was able to score a guitar with a non-pinstripe, non-chevron flame top. The flame looks a bit less pronounced from some angles, though. So glad I took a trip to Richtone Music in Sheffield!