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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by L96A1, Oct 16, 2017.
another perfect top....I like that smallish curl, with the wisp of gullwing...
I left one out for later....
2011 R9 HM RDS
It's from the "black sheep" year 2012, but I f'n love this guitar. It never fails to inspire me to play.
IMG_2520 by Machine Man posted Oct 26, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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.
This one's a keeper.... for now anyway!
2002 R8 in Lemonburst. I will never sell this guitar. You will have to skewer me for it.
This top is epic ! WTF is this curvy grain
OK, I'll play. My 2004 R7.
Here is my 1996 R9 including the pickguard signed by Les Paul himself...
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.
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.
If I had to keep only 1, my 2014 would be the sole survivor... only becuase it's THAT good.
Ugly mismatched plain top. Stupid thick neck. Boat anchor. Ugly color (I don’t like darkburst or tobacco usually)
best sounding guitar I own.
Sometimes It's a funny game. My initial worst (sounding) is now my best!
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 ,,,,
Oh , this 1 ain't bad either ...
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!
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!
Wow. Incredible plain you got there. I’d take that over a flamer any day of the week...
Oh my I want one of these!
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
Keep looking at the members F/S threads .....
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 ...