NGD! : 2013 R9 VOS Iced Tea

KS 5150

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Hi,

The NGD was actually Tuesday, but it's been busy. I felt like it was time to finally step up to an R9 after owning an excellent G0 for the past 5 years (sold to forum member Trevor on this forum :wave:). I was looking around at various options (HOG, Dave's, MGL etc.), when I spotted an amazing R9 on this very forum classifieds, for a great price (Thanks gkelm!). After a couple of enjoyable conversations on the phone to work out details, it arrived this past Tuesday, and I'm in love! Great color and vintage-y top, and the neck is to die for. There is nothing about this guitar I don't love. I want to send out a shout-out to everyone on the forum who assisted me, either by bumping my for-sale thread, or providing advice otherwise....much appreciated...and especially to Trevor and gkelm for great, easy transactions. Without further ado, a few pics, actually taken by gkelm in the sales thread as he is a far better photographer than I'll ever be. The final pic is one I took after it's arrival:









 

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Thanks for snapping that one up, otherwise my bank account may have taken an unnecessary beating - long may you enjoy this stunner!!
 

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That looks really nice. Sunrise tea burst? Congrats!

EDIT: just re-read the title and see it's Iced Tea. :doh:
 

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That looks really nice. Sunrise tea burst? Congrats!

EDIT: just re-read the title and see it's Iced Tea. :doh:
As far as I know, it's Iced Tea, but it does look like Sunrise Tea as well. It sort of reminds me of my old Light Burst Standard, which I'm happy with :thumb:
 

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As far as I know, it's Iced Tea, but it does look like Sunrise Tea as well. It sort of reminds me of my old Light Burst Standard, which I'm happy with :thumb:
Whatever it is, it works. :thumbs:
 

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Congrats on your NHGD!

BTW - how's the neck on your '89 LPC? My '82 is a little fuller that the typical '60s slim taper on many production LPs, just didn't know if all '80s LPCs were the same.
 

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Congrats on your NHGD!

BTW - how's the neck on your '89 LPC? My '82 is a little fuller that the typical '60s slim taper on many production LPs, just didn't know if all '80s LPCs were the same.
Thanks! I find the neck pretty thin. To me, it's skinnier than the G0 I just sold. Kind of similar to the 2007 Classic that was my first proper Les Paul. Hope this helps!
 

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How exciting!

Long may you enjoy :thumb:
 

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Now you're a member of the elite club of R9 owners. Most guitarists can only dream about owning such a fine instrument.

Congrats, it's beautimus!
 

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What a beauty! Love the flame, not pinstripey or too uniform, looks like real fire!
 

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Now you're a member of the elite club of R9 owners. Most guitarists can only dream about owning such a fine instrument.

Congrats, it's beautimus!
The only thing more elite about being an R9 owner is top wrapping it with pick guard off - that's when you're taught the secret hand shake.... :D

But seriously, for those of us with R9s in our stables, it's pretty damn awesome :thumb:
 

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X–Ray;7908755 said:
The only thing more elite about being an R9 owner is top wrapping it with pick guard off - that's when you're taught the secret hand shake.... :D

But seriously, for those of us with R9s in our stables, it's pretty damn awesome :thumb:
So THAT's what you have to do to learn the secret hand shake!! Thanks :thumb:
 

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Congrats! That's a beauty! I like the wild irregular tops because they always look different.
 

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Very nice top ...Congrats
 


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