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  1. Jabberwocky

    Help me pic an R9-

    Washed Cherry: weight, dark rosewood board, special figure of the top. Keep it long enough and it will eventually fade to dirty lemon anyway.
  2. Jabberwocky

    most authentic year for a historic?

    The most authentic years are 1958 and 1959. It has been an ever evolving guesstimate in the other years since.
  3. Jabberwocky

    2013 Les Paul R9 Pics

    Great score! As an owner of 5 2013 R9s and 1 2014 HoG Anniversary R9, I'm naturally biased but I prefer the tops from 2013/2014 before they started becoming dirty, flecked with mineral streaks and rings or over the top flamey. I have not bought another R9 new since 2014. Maybe time to add...
  4. Jabberwocky

    Very Rare Murphy Lab Guitar!

    ^This. With weak provenance, it is going to be a hard sell down the line. Still, buy it as a guitar to be played. OP, you haven't said a thing about how well it plays or how it sounds. Things are sometimes rare for the wrong reasons. This looks like one of them.
  5. Jabberwocky

    Let’s See Those Lemons!

    I bought these two from HoG back in 2013. I can't provide better photos than the ones shot by the Gibson Custom Shop. I know, I know, anybody could lift photos off the WWW. Hand over my heart, I own these two.
  6. Jabberwocky

    Tom Murphy aged case

    That's the solvent in the Sharpie etching the writing on the varnished case. Just see it as a beauty mark.
  7. Jabberwocky

    I damaged my new CS R4 Goldtop on the top back - What colour nitro can I use to repair it? And where can I find some?

    Just leave it alone and soon it will stop bothering you. If you'd really want to try home-fix Reranch sells the correct nitro in an aerosol can. . You are on your own, yes?
  8. Jabberwocky

    Reseller Top Grading or Gibson Factory Grading

    Talk to a wood grader and you will find out that the top grade is 3A. 4A, 5A, Mastergrade are confections of the guitar industry. In 2013, there was a little scandal when a Gibson dealer, on his own volition, graded the Historic Grade 7A! 7A is pure confection, of course. Do a search for 7A...
  9. Jabberwocky

    Reissue cases: True Historic vs. the rest

    Yes, that was a topic in 2013. Sometime after May 2013, the case went from 5 to 6 latches. I have R9s made before May 2013 and after May 2013. Being practical-minded, I use a Hiscox Pro II case outside the house. I plan on getting a Calton Case one day. The Lifton-style is good for storage or...
  10. Jabberwocky

    Lifton Case And Cracked Tuner Knob

    caloyburger, nice top, nice colour. The lifton case offers no protection. It is a nice piece of anachronism or nostalgia but practically useless for carrying your guitar safely. i store my R9s in them in the home studio because I can't afford to buy a separate case for each of them. I bought a...
  11. Jabberwocky

    1960 Brazilian Les Paul - Golden Poppy Burst PHOTOFEST

    Very nice but on a minor note that huge not-at-all-subtle Wildwood plaque on the side of the case is an eyesore. I would demand a change of case to a "historically correct" standard Lifton-style.
  12. Jabberwocky

    NGD: 60th Anniversary R9 - Kindred Burst

    Congrats! Curt showed it to me but I was not looking for a dark burst. Kinda regretting it now seeing how happy it makes you. Play it in good health.
  13. Jabberwocky

    Is This Normal?

    +1. The Reissue cases are crap because the originals were crap. The original Lifton cases were cheaply made cases. Crappiness is historically accurate. This is one way of making you pay more to get less, for crap, all in the name of Historic Accuracy. Please don't use the supplied Reissue case...
  14. Jabberwocky

    Why are the older "True Historics" worth more than the 18's & 19's?

    If memory serves, the 2015 True Historic 9 had a MAP of $8999, up from $6499 of the 2014 R9. Sellers are trying to recoup the premium levied on a TH. Individually, you may find a nice TH9, TH8 or TH7. You can say that of any Historic made. Whether the upcharge on a used TH is worth is paying...
  15. Jabberwocky

    Wildwood Spec 60th Anniversary ‘59

    Some folk love buying from WW; there ain't nuthing wrong with that and WW do get nice stuff. WW would never sell a new R9 to me at MAP!!! Never! WW offered to sell it to me at $200 below MAP! And I had to pay cash. Man, I don't know about you guys but $200 could sure buy me a lot of strings...
  16. Jabberwocky

    2019 Factory Burst

  17. Jabberwocky

    '19 R9 NGD!

    That's a righteous tone, brother! I love that hollow vocal quality. Play it in good health. I stopped buying with a 2014 R9 in 2014. Time to give Curt a call...Any good ones in Dirty Lemon or Golden Poppy? I have fallen off his list due to...ah, inactivity:rolleyes:.
  18. Jabberwocky

    Has Anyone Gone From a Historic Back to a Standard or Traditional or Others

    I have Tokai for those times when I don't feel like swinging out that Historic for "rich old men who only play at home". I put black tape over the logo à la Barney Kessel. Nobody knows... That said, there are nice USA Standards. But for the price of a new USA Standard I would rather look for a...
  19. Jabberwocky

    CME historic guitars: whats the deal?

    Yeah, maties, the CME prefixed serial number was a deal killer for me. It just turned me off them. A pity as they are very nice Lesters otherwise. The bone-headed Gibson R-prefix is another turn-off. For me and bone-headed me only, these guitars have a lower resale value. Serial numbers don't...
  20. Jabberwocky

    NGD - Gibson Les Paul R9 1959 Lemonburst VOS

    That looks dishy and HAWT!!

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