Monster Top

JLH

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Where can I buy a R9 with a big monster flame top?
who has a selection of killer top les pauls for sale?
 

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Dave's has a decent selection right now too.

A couple of their Braz R9s are very tasty. :wow:
 

VictorB

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Where can I buy a R9 with a big monster flame top?
who has a selection of killer top les pauls for sale?
Chicago Music Exchange is a Vendor/Sponsor here, contact David and he’ll hook you up.
 

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Kansas City Vintage has a nice Murphy '59

2018 Murphy

They also have a signed, aged Murphy Pearly for a cool $35k
 

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There’s Monster Tops & there are wannabes.

Most Tops referred to as Monster Tops are not even close.

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Agreed 100% Rudi. The term is way over used. VERY few true monster tops since the western maple of the ‘90’s.
 

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No dealers including myself have anything right now that meets That designation.
 

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We need John (JimmyAce) & Joe (buckwild) to Post all the Monster Tops here that they have owned over the years.

I’ve had one that was close from ‘97 but my true Monsters are not Gibsons.

As Mark said, Western Big Leaf, nothing comes close IMHO.

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I have had a few. But not as many as Joe. I am down to 3 monsters now - all 1994s. But I would rather have a few nice ones than too many so-so ones, especially since I don't have time to play much. Just time for window shopping!
 

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And by the way, I was recently made aware that everything is for sale for the right price! LOL
 

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See posts 9-13

Post a want to buy ad in the classifieds. Thats your best bet.
 

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Both Joe’s and John’s LP’s are great examples of what constitutes a monster top. These older guitars are heavily enhanced to showcase the flame.

I am posting a new 2019 with no enhancer as a modern example of a monster top.


 

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Both Joe’s and John’s LP’s are great examples of what constitutes a monster top. These older guitars are heavily enhanced to showcase the flame.

I am posting a new 2019 with no enhancer as a modern example of a monster top.


Come on Matt! You owned many of those '90's monster tops. That picture you just posted may not have enhancer on the guitar but it certainly has plenty in the photo processing! There have been some great tops in recent years but none that rival that Big Leaf Western Maple of the '90's. That's reality.
 


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