I think this one is sitting with me now...from what i can see of the top. All of your comments are spot on imho. Looks very vintage... not sure why or what it is, but it looks like a 'new' old LP. To me, the color is more skinner burst than nicky... def dirty lemon.Just one came in today at CME...looks KILLER in person; really really great neck with the rolled binding but not too much. They also have 3 red 1959 335 reissues with the Brazilian boards...
BIG PANIC ABOUT "NEARLY" Nothing. With all this lamenting from the peanut gallery on this thread, has ANYONE actually read the regulations and recent notices "in the trade" (guitar manufacture / repair)?? I did and do, and also attend all the workshops at NAMM (Anaheim) just a few miles from my shop. Rosewood is NOT going to "disappear" and neither is the use of Brazilian (South American, where actually Argentina is a larger supplier) sourced Rosewood as "plantations" have been busy creating new forests for the last half century. I can buy Brazilian or any other species of Rosewood, and so can Gibson, Fender, Guild, PRS, etc etc, as they need it. While it may get more expensive because of the damn "paperwork" to import it, it will likely always be available to anyone that needs it.
I suggest what will happen is that cheaper instruments will find another material, to use instead of ever more expensive better qualities of Rosewood and that only mid and upper range instruments will employ Rosewood.
Read before getting caught up in this ridiculous hysteria, it's gotten as bad as Washington DC politics.
Why would you be concerned about the weight as a major buying point, other than if you have back issues, etc... and just "need" lighter weight for those reasons?Has anyone else noticed that the Brazilian R9s are generally quite a bit heavier versus regular Historics from a 2-3 years ago? I've only seen one under 8 lbs. Most seem to be 8.5+ lbs (though less than 9).
I found one that I really like the looks of, but it is 8 lbs 7 ounces and the seller's return policy is not very accommodating, so buying it would be a gamble. My last Historic was a 2014 R9 and it was only 7.9 lbs.
Should I be concerned about the weight? How consistently good are the 2018 Brazilian R9s? Can I just assume it will be pretty good and maybe awesome?