- Feb 15, 2006
Is the 2009 R9 going to be as close as one can get to the 1959 Les Paul? Think of how many Les Pauls have been bought trying to get one as close to a "59 as possible. It is a "Golden Goose" for Gibson. Will the 50th aniversary be the one to have if one doesn't have an actual '59 Les Paul? Personally, I'll be stuck with my old R9, it's not too bad. Is 2009 the year the "Golden Goose" gets the axe? Will there be a reissue in the future that is even closer to the elusive '59, and the '09 R9 will be just the closest for now? What say you?