- Nov 1, 2007
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I have R9's that don't have a Brazilian board that I absolutely love and of course, a few with Brazilian boards that are stellar in their own rite. I think the allure really has more to do with vintage accuracy getting as close to the "magic" of a real Burst than anything else. It's never 100% but there seems to be a demand for reissues that come close to the spec's of vintage Bursts. Tonally, I feel Brazilian has a bit more metallic qualities to their tone. It's not overtly obvious but on some of mine, it's noticeable. I have one, in particular, which is a 2017 R9 Brazilian that just booms acoustically. I wasn't convinced that there were even 10's installed because it was so bright and loud. It wasn't harsh at all but very loud and warm at the same time. My guess is that it had more to do with hide-glue construction than anything else but there is a bit more of a metallic, sparkly quality to the tone compared to my other R9's that have Indian or Madagascar RW. To each their own but I love how they sound and feel to my fingers.