NGD: I did a bad, bad thing ...

tolm

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Didn't really mean to do it but - ironically since buying one of the new American Vintage II Strats - I've been jonesing for a more vintage-styled Les Paul vs my (now previous!) LP Joe Bonamassa Studio. Was looking around at the new 50s and 60s Standards and seeing if a deal could be done but then this 2008 R9 came up at my usual local store and I kinda couldn't say no ...

Had to shift a few things to make it happen (and I haggled way more than I usually do!) but I'm absolutely stoked to be back in the Custom Shop owners club:

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Gorgeous ...

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I mean ... just look at that top ... ?!

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With it's new partner in crime ...

No idea on the weight but it's very comfortable: similar to the Strat, actually, but I will admit that I was surprised by how weighty the Strat was when I bought it.

More importantly it SOUNDS fantastic: sweet, fat and chewy in all the right places!
 

CB91710

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Beautiful pair!
 

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I’ve tried … wonderfully made guitars but I just can’t bond with them.
I’ve got a few nice PRS guitars but I have the same problem. I just need to spend more time with them. They are very nice guitars!
 

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Freaking awesome color. Congratulations!
 

Gridlock

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Super nice congratulations. My next Les Paul will be another R8.
 

bluefrog

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wow what a nice pair - congrates!
this lester a soooo cool looking.
 

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NGD: I did a bad, bad thing ...​


I absolve you of your grievous transgression, my son.

Perfect pair there bro. Excellent taste in guitars.
 

Wes T

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I'm still trying to figure out what the bad thing was......
 

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Bad? Have to disagree.. Beautiful pair of guitars:dude:
 

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