I had a 2014 Les Paul Traditional. It was a great guitar, but last year I got an R9. After playing the 2 and comparing them to each other for a few months, I sold the Traditional. To me, the R9 was that much better.HI All,
My LP is a 2010 Studio, modded with 50's wiring and a PUP upgrade. I like the guitar a lot. I own 4 electrics (PRS Vela, Fender EJ and Tom Anderson Classic Icon). I am yet to play an R8 or R9 but I feel one of them will be coming my way at some point. My question is how much better are they in reality? Sure I know there are variances and not all R8's or 9's are necessarily great guitars but assuming I go and play a bunch of them, just how much better are they in general than what I have? Will I be blown away?