Ah yes. It is a beauty for certain! I've done nothing but enjoy since I've gotten it. Can't seem to put it down.Holy fuck, that’s the epitome of R9 gorgeousness right there. Enjoy her in good health!
...looks like she’s your avatar now? A worthy axe of such an honor.
I've been looking for the 'right' one for a long time. I found one 3-4 years ago that was very acoustic like and sounded amazing plugged in. I would have pulled the trigger on that one if it didn't have such a terrible top on it. I was actually shocked at how crappy that top was and that it come from the custom shop. Ever since I've been looking for the right one again, after playing at least 50 this is the one. I probably won't buy another R9 until the 70th Anniversary guitars come out.Beautiful Les Paul! Most of us start out with our first Historic, love it, then we’re on a quest to find another one that takes it to the next level. You’re starting out at the top. They don’t get much prettier.
I wasn't using flash. The flame just pops at all angles no matter which direction you're looking at it from. I placed it onto a stand and walked away and when I come back and looked at it head on it was just glowing with vibrancy. I did see pictures of yours that you'd posted. Yours looks almost borderline quilted maple. Very Beautiful guitar. I just absolutely love just about every "Factory Burst" i've seen. It's almost as they choose the best tops for that specific color.Beautiful.
Same finish as mine... it is, honest. I posted photos last June and the colours were nothing like. How did you get it to photograph properly?