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    Historic Makeovers: R7 -> R9

    The knot in that top would have never made it on an R9 or R8. When does Gibson stamp the “R7” inside the control cavity?
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    Historic Makeovers: R7 -> R9

    My R7 top appears to be very plain
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    March 2022 ML ULA. Gibson still knows how to make Killer guitars.
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    Les Paul upgrade mods

    look Gibson.com under accessories/ pickups. Not BB Pros, regular BB1,2,3
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    Les Paul upgrade mods

    Direct from Gibson’s website: “None of the BurstBuckers™ are wax potted, and all feature vintage braided two-conductor wiring.” My 2021 50s LP Standard came with them … definitely not potted. Bridge was a touch microphonic. Also, you could talk in them and your voice comes right out of the...
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    @matkoehler Is it possible to order the current spec gold bonnet knobs that come on the R Les Pauls? I have a 2022 M2M R7 that for some reason was spec’ed with black bonnet knobs. Want to get gold.
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    Where are they now...

    Wow! That’s it. Awesome and thank you! I wonder where that guitar is today.
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    Year-by-Year History of the Historic Les Paul Collection

    For those that have played/owned real 59 LPs versus current spec R9 (VOS or Murphy Lab), how close are we now?
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    NGD: 1959 R9 Murphy Lab ULA Factory Burst 8lbs

    I normally like pickguards on LPs, but kinda like this one off…
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    Headstocks too sharp

    Dec 2021 R9 Murphy Lab ULA
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    Headstocks too sharp

    14 year old thread. Have the R headstocks changed?
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    Hey it's Mat from Gibson Product Development - AMA

    Been around longer than that. Also much heavier by volume than most wood used for guitar building.
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