NGD: 2013 R9 Iced Tea - my first historic

alexvdl

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Thanks guys... I have been lurking in the Historic section for years now and finally I managed to get one for myself. It was either a 2009 CR8 or this one, but this R9 blew me away with it's subtle flames. I love the flat sawn kinda middle and the strong flames on the outside.

I've seen pics of other R9 Iced Tea models and they look a bit more amber and less yellow, so I hope it's the overexposure of the camera on these pics, and otherwise it's still a beauty :D. She's 8.57 lbs so not too heavy and not too light. I'm getting her next week... I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning hehehe :laugh2:
 

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Axel, nice git. Delicious looking top. Congratulations and enjoy. :applause:


PS: optimize your photos, please. I'm using fiber optics and they were slow to load. :cool:
 

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She sure is a beaut Clark.

Enjoy that sweet axe!
 

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Congrats Alex, it's a real beauty !
 

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This is how it starts. You'll soon want a second one. Nice one!
 

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Nice Score - Congrats & HNGD :cheers:
 

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Here is my guitar on youtube, played by Olli from Session music.

[ame=[MEDIA=youtube]8SKRDfiiBas[/MEDIA] Les Paul Standard 1959 VOS 2013 STB - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Congrats on a beauty!!! :thumb:

If that is your guitar, she sounds great, too!!! :dude:
 

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I finally got her last week. She's a healthy 3.9 kg (8.59 lbs) :thumb:

Oh man, she sounds amazing, very resonant and open. Tight deep lows, crystal clear highs and really punchy mids. I didn't love the burstbuckers from earlier years, but these new custombuckers are the sh*t! I don't see a reason to swap them out for others atm. I love the neck, it's fat but more like a C-shape and very comfortable. The neck was a bit too straight when I got her, so almost every fret buzzed. After a quick setup it was dead on perfect. I already installed some montreux bonnet knobs and pickup covers which I aged myself and gil yaron rings :cool:

Anyways, here are the pics :wow:

Inside with flash (home made pickguard no.1)


Outside in the sun (home made pickguard no.1)


Outside in the shadow (home made pickguard no.1)


Inside under light (home made pickguard no.2)


My bird says hi


At band practise


Some pics of the carve




 
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I love your pictures Alex! What a beautiful guitar!!
 

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Nice one! Made me thirsty :) Congrats!
 

alexvdl

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The next trend in relicing??? :hmm:
Who needs Murphy-aged when you can have birdie-aged?

Seriously, beautiful R9. Congrats!

Yeah I'm learning him to walk with the flame up and down all over the body :laugh2:
 

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