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Trans-Am

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Congrats and welcome to the club,(y) kool lookin' burst R9 :cool:
 

El Gringo

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Congrats and welcome to the fun , beautiful Les Paul . Play her in good health and rock out !
 

Stone

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Nice guitar!

Is that by the way a Gibson "G" tattoo on your left arm?
 

MattD1960

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Shes a 2004 R9, i found locally, i was active on here for a while in my teens when i got my first gibson which was a Les Paul Classic(profile pic) right from here on the classified section. I faded in and out didnt really post much but did alot of looking, This R9 has got the les paul fire burning once again. i look foward to combing back thru all the post from 2004 to figure out the actually specs of this beast.

it got plugged into my 1965 fender bandmaster last night as by all accounts this guitar is a MONSTER. sounds HUGE and clear. thanks for all the love guys
 

jaydublin

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Congratulations! I just got my first R9 a couple weeks ago, also after years of dreaming about it. It is one of the few things I have acquired where reality has proven greater than my expectations. I hope you are as inspired by yours. Cheers!
 

brandtkronholm

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That's a great top!
Have the tuners been replaced? They have the hex nut and a very wide bushing.
Has the truss rod cover been replaced? It looks like it has a narrow bevel/edge and not the usual wide (white) outline.

For info on the 2004 specs see the sticky at the top of the Historic/Custom Shop Les Paul pub: "Year-by-Year History of the Historic Les Paul Collection"
Here's a link: https://lespaulforum.com/index.php?...y-of-the-historic-les-paul-collection.139795/
 
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MattD1960

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I am not sure. but i think i have to go back through some of the paper work that came with the guitar cuz it does have its original case but its brown not black like a 2004 should be.
 

brandtkronholm

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Hmmm....
Are you able to show us the back of the headstock?
If not, does it say Made In USA? Is the serial number eight digits long and stamped into the wood or is it five or six printed in ink?
 

brandtkronholm

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Ok!
I was needlessly worried!
Now back to discovering the original specs!

(Again, nice top!)
 
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