Post Your Keeper Historic Reissues

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  1. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    another perfect top....I like that smallish curl, with the wisp of gullwing...
     
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    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    I left one out for later....

    2011 R9 HM RDS

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    INNnnncredible!
     
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  4. Machine Man

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  5. Spot

    Spot Senior Member

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    2005 R0 plaintop. 7th LP I've owned but this is the one that feels, plays and sounds the best. I've had it for 10 years, it's been my No. 1 on coastal tours, studios and local shows and consistently sounds great through any amp I've used over the years. Just a great guitar.

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  6. joeh77

    joeh77 Junior Member

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    This one's a keeper.... for now anyway!

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  7. Meclazine2

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    2002 R8 in Lemonburst. I will never sell this guitar. You will have to skewer me for it.

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  9. Dilemma

    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    OK, I'll play. My 2004 R7.

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  10. jimijam33

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    Here is my 1996 R9 including the pick-guard signed by Les Paul himself (signed at Nashville NAMM, summer 2008). The red Les Paul (pic #3) is an original 1960 Cherry LP owned by Robb Lawrence (Author of The Les Paul Legacy books).
     

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  11. KissGuitar

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    My 2014 Aged RO was my second historic purchase, and I picked it out based on looks and weight after searching hard for months (My first historic, a non-aged R0, was sent back because I didn't like the way it played). Since I purchased this one online, I had no idea how it would play until it got here. Once the guitar arrived and I plugged it in, I knew this was a special guitar!! The feel, tone, weight, and just about EVERYTHING on this guitar jives with me. There's a connection with me and this guitar, some may get it, some won't. I own over a dozen Les Pauls, and this one would be the very last out the door! It's like it was made for me. :)

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    After landing my 2014, I decided to pursue a R0 burnt Lemon, possibly aged, and it had to have a killer top. This was not an easy search! There were a ton of R9's out there, and even then, finding that monster top seemed impossible. Then, by luck, I came across an amazing Hanna R0 CC#33, an aged burnt lemon beauty. This was at the very beginning of the run of CC#33 and had all of the "true historic" upgrades, and I snapped it up faster than I could get my credit card out of my wallet. This guitar also delivered as being an amazing playing guitar. Pics don't do this top justice.. it's 3D and deep.. stunning in person. It would be hard to ever sell it.

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    If I had to keep only 1, my 2014 would be the sole survivor... only becuase it's THAT good.

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  12. FennRx

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    2008 R8.

    Ugly mismatched plain top. Stupid thick neck. Boat anchor. Ugly color (I don’t like darkburst or tobacco usually)

    best sounding guitar I own.

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    Sometimes It's a funny game. My initial worst (sounding) is now my best!
     
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  14. jamman

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    Keepers until they sell .... Funny how plain(Jane) tops looks like nothing , and turns out to be your best guitar .
    I Wonder why that is ? Both are 2003 R0's

    This Plain top , I'll regret moving out ,,,, IMG_0116.JPG

    Oh , this 1 ain't bad either ...
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    My good friend/tech who's own several and has had many come through his shop swears the plain tops sound the best. I'm still a sucker for some flame!
     
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    Mineral streaks in the maple. It does make this top pretty distinctive. Its also very 3D, flame looks more intense at certain angles, so do the streaks!

    Joe
     
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    Wow. Incredible plain you got there. I’d take that over a flamer any day of the week...
     
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  18. L96A1

    L96A1 Senior Member

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    Oh my I want one of these!
     
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    I sold all my keepers to buy new keepers which I sold to get my 1952 Goldtop which is THE KEEPER. But not a Historic so I wont post! LOL
     
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  20. jamman

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    Keep looking at the members F/S threads ..... :wow:
    That Plain top is the best LP of any I've ever had in hand (those pups (Rolph's 58's) & harness(vintage) ain't going with it , the Originals will be going back in this week, Great sounding Pups too)
    Once I write up the Ad and get better pics ...
     

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