- Sep 18, 2007
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Here you go, an old pic from the original owner that I bought this Guitar from.
From memory Gibson made 40 - 42 2001 BRW R9's of which 38 were aged by Tom Murphy & are verified by Gibson.
The non aged ones were, for some reason, not verified but two that I know of certainly had BRW Boards. @pinefd owned one of them & a guy I knew on the East Coast
These were made for the top line dealers at that time; e.g. Garrett Park Guitars & Music Machine etc.
@JimmyAce2006 has the sister to mine, I think they were 1 Serial No. apart and more than likely had their Maple Tops cut form the same billet stash / Tree. John would still have pics of his & will hopefully post some pics here.
I can post more pics of this one later.
Mine was okay. By far not the best top from the run. I believe if you count them up from Gibson's posted serial numbers there were 38. A handful were glossy. So there were about 33 that were aged. A friend of mine used to own two of the best ones. His two former guitars are here:
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