R9 Decision - Dirty Lemon or Washed Cherry

Which guitar?

  • Dirty Lemon

    Votes: 42 80.8%
  • Washed Cherry

    Votes: 10 19.2%

  • Total voters
    52

none2low

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Both are nice. I'd approach it from a use standpoint. Since you said you're plan is to use them at home and in the studio. Spend a little time with both and run them through their paces getting different tones. See which one of the two is the most versatile. They both may sound great distorted, but what about mild overdrive, with pedals. Are they both equal? What about clean tones, is one chimey and rich while the other is clear, but strident.

There really is no right or wrong answer here, they're both great looking instruments. But as much as we all shop with our eyes first, having a great looking guitar does nothing if it doesn't fulfill our primary need.
 

DanD

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I kinda like the WCs top. It's got some unique flame going on.
 

NHDave

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I just like lemon and all the variants. It looks more like an older faded
guitar, and by the votes, I think that's why people like them...
 

searswashere

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So you've got the lemon now?

I wasn't big into lemon/poppy until a few weeks ago, funny that.
 

mjross

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Dirty Lemon, I sure like my HM. Just looks authentic whatever that means, lol…

Crummy pic but Dirty Lemon is the way to go!

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Here‘s a better pic to get you thinkin Dirty Lemon, come on you know you want Dirty Lemon! DL, DL, DL…

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KCLP

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Dirty Lemon, I sure like my HM. Just looks authentic whatever that means, lol…

Crummy pic but Dirty Lemon is the way to go!

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Here‘s a better pic to get you thinkin Dirty Lemon, come on you know you want Dirty Lemon! DL, DL, DL…

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Amazing, I could look at that all day. You’re hard selling the dirty lemon and I may just be buying.

Here’s one of my Dirty Lemon at a similar angle.

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StubbyJ

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I don't know if this helps, but stick with the one that's either is easier to play (neck, etc.) and/or inspires you to play more/better. I think over time, no matter how much we love a specific "look," preferences do change taking second seat to playability. Dare I say, we go through phasers....see what I did there? My two main players are based solely on neck shape and tone. Units I see on the forum far exceed the looks of mine, but yet I have minimal desire to look elsewhere due mine having the aforementioned qualities. I may be playing Captain Obvious here, but........ Can't go wrong with either. If look is one of your primary criterion and if you play live, lemons tops seem to take on more diverse colors/looks under lights. Good luck. How much time do you have to decide?
 

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Both look great. Not enough pics to really see the flame patterns. If you were going to send one to HM for a makeover which would you send?
 

integra evan

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On looks alone I would choose the Lemon.
But if I had the option to play both at the same time, I'm picking the one that plays the best.
 

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