2013 Les Paul R9 Pics

Cory

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Did some trading with a friend of mine for this 2013 R9. Nice but fairly subtle top, nice back, typical weight for a CS (8.8ish).

I almost didn't grab it as I wanted more of a top, but thar all changed when I hit the open strings and it jumped to life. Man what a resonant guitar, literally hit a few chords and was convinced. Things only got better when plugged in, fantastic pickups (Custom Buckers I presume) really love the sound. Really sweet, warm, open sounding.

Anyhow, a few quick picks, nothing crazy just a nice subtle top.


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I had a 2013 sunrise tea burst almost identical to this one that I sold many moons ago and seeing yours is making me question my own sanity
 

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What a top! Not overdone... The previous owner will forever talk about 'the one that got away'..Lucky you ,well done.
Hes a friend , and got a pretty good couple guitars in trade... but yeah I'm glad I ended up with the R9. Honestly I didn't see myself paying cash for one with current new pricing over 6k so a trade was the way for me to get into 1.
 

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Did some trading with a friend of mine for this 2013 R9. Nice but fairly subtle top, nice back, typical weight for a CS (8.8ish).

I almost didn't grab it as I wanted more of a top, but that all changed when I hit the open strings and it jumped to life. Man what a resonant guitar, literally hit a few chords and was convinced. Things only got better when plugged in, fantastic pickups (Custom Buckers I presume) really love the sound. Really sweet, warm, open sounding.

Anyhow, a few quick picks, nothing crazy just a nice subtle top.


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I think that top is killer.
 

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That’s a great flame top doing an impression of a plain quilt!!!! Damn nice looking guitar. Does your friend have any other plain guitars I could talk to him about?!?
 

RMLamey

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A few more pics, really loving this thing. Just has a different feel and sound then my other Les Pauls, wich are fantastic in there own right.... just different.

This top is as light sensitive as any I've had. Goes from looking like a plain top to an amazing tiger stripe with just a change in light source.

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Nice one. I had an R8 from this era which could have been this one's sister, nearly identical top and color.
 

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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 another.
My R9s may not be to everybody's taste but these are the first two I bought from HoG and one from Rainbow Guitars:

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(Sorry I don't have photos of my own as I am not set up for good photography. I'm kinda particular about lighting them to my standards or not at all. Too covenient an excuse as I may be Full Of Sh1t. Hand over my heart, I own them.)
 

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i think that guitar is awsome.
 

Bobby Mahogany

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Did some trading with a friend of mine for this 2013 R9. Nice but fairly subtle top, nice back, typical weight for a CS (8.8ish).

I almost didn't grab it as I wanted more of a top, but that all changed when I hit the open strings and it jumped to life. Man what a resonant guitar, literally hit a few chords and was convinced. Things only got better when plugged in, fantastic pickups (Custom Buckers I presume) really love the sound. Really sweet, warm, open sounding.

Anyhow, a few quick picks, nothing crazy just a nice subtle top.


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Those are my favorite tops.
But more important is the tone.
And you hit it on the nail.
So it's all good. It's all better.

:thumb:
 

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