NGD! R9 Best...Top...Ever...

Cory

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Here it is...I won the grand prize, hands down the best top ever seen anywhere on the face of this Earth. All other LP’s must bow down to her greatness and accept their merciless defeat... In all seriousness, wanted to share a few pics of my latest purchase - not new (but new for me) - 2018 R9 VOS in honey lemon - this is the finish I’ve been lusting after for some time now - finish is specific to 2018, but is my favorite of all of the recent “lemon” offerings - bought one new in 2018, and foolishly sold it a year or so ago - having been looking to get another one ever since...and boy oh boy was this one worth the wait! Mint/unplayed condition - picked up for an amazing price from Wildwood.
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Here it is...I won the grand prize, hands down the best top ever seen anywhere on the face of this Earth. All other LP’s must bow down to her greatness and accept their merciless defeat... In all seriousness, wanted to share a few pics of my latest purchase - not new (but new for me) - 2018 R9 VOS in honey lemon - this is the finish I’ve been lusting after for some time now - finish is specific to 2018, but is my favorite of all of the recent “lemon” offerings - bought one new in 2018, and foolishly sold it a year or so ago - having been looking to get another one ever since...and boy oh boy was this one worth the wait! Mint/unplayed condition - picked up for an amazing price from Wildwood.
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Wow that's ugly. I would not want you to ruin your reputation by being seen around town with that.

Let's work out a deal. I'll take it off your hands cheap to spare you any further shame. :D

All jokes aside, very beautiful guitar.
 

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I'll agree. That is a magnificent top, and I'll take it one step further: 2018 R9s are the best Les Pauls made since 1960. Mine is better than most vintage Bursts, and I'm sure yours is too.

Congratulations!
 

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Awe shucks man, now you're making me want to seek out a 2018 R9. :slap:
 

Big Monk

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Awe shucks man, now you're making me want to seek out a 2018 R9. :slap:

I was actually shocked (in a good way) by the prices I saw after a quick search on Reverb. It's telling, however, that there are not a ton available.
 

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I'll agree. That is a magnificent top, and I'll take it one step further: 2018 R9s are the best Les Pauls made since 1960. Mine is better than most vintage Bursts, and I'm sure yours is too.

Congratulations!
Agreed - 2018 was great year for reissues - I also have a 2018 R7 (Goldtop Darkback) and it’s fantastic in every way - one of my best players, and Gibson nailed it with the gold finish around this time as well - the color of the Darkback is perfect - has a deep almost burgundy-ish hue to it, but still transparent enough to see the grain in normal lighting
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Not sure if it's bestest but it's certainly a darn nice one.

Enjoy!
 

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Here it is...I won the grand prize, hands down the best top ever seen anywhere on the face of this Earth. All other LP’s must bow down to her greatness and accept their merciless defeat... In all seriousness, wanted to share a few pics of my latest purchase - not new (but new for me) - 2018 R9 VOS in honey lemon - this is the finish I’ve been lusting after for some time now - finish is specific to 2018, but is my favorite of all of the recent “lemon” offerings - bought one new in 2018, and foolishly sold it a year or so ago - having been looking to get another one ever since...and boy oh boy was this one worth the wait! Mint/unplayed condition - picked up for an amazing price from Wildwood.
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Nice! That's as good as they come! One bad-ass guitar!
 

JLMAREUIL

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Your "lemon" is very beautiful: :cool:

I love this colour !!!
I had one ("59" from 2016) that I sold and I regret it !!!
If the opportunity to find one arises .... it will be hard to resist:p
 

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That is a gorgeous top! Has all the charm of a plain top and all the pizazz of a flame top.

Great score!
 

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