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NGD: 2011 R4 Dark Back

hank

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I don't think I've ever posted a NGD thread. This time I felt that the guitar and the buying experience were worth mentioning. First, Mark Bishop (MGL) was the nicest dealer I've worked with in a long time. Good product helps, but Mark made the experience easy and very pleasant. Secondly, I cannot recall seeing any dark backed R4's. Perhaps I just haven't seen them. In any case, I've been looking for quite a while and happened upon this beauty on Mark's site last week.

She arrived today, so the honeymoon is on. I really love the tone and playability. The pickups have a lot of power and clarity of tone. I've got a '99 R6 and a '60 Historic Special TV/SC to compare it to. All are great in my opinion.

Provided by permission are a few of Mark's high-quality pics and a few with a couple of goldtop cousins here at the house ('99 R6 and an '05 R7 dark back). Thanks for indulging me. :biggrin:

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Red Baron

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Easy to see you're partial to goldies... and that's a really nice R4, congrats and enjoy. :salude
 

hank

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Thanks folks. I appreciate the nice words!

Joe ......... er, uh .. hank :hank
 

hank

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Thanks again guys. Shifter, it's cool to know they exist. :)

Just looked at the Gibson owner's checklist. This guitar is dated 11/11/11.

At least I can remember that.
 
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D'Mule

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Mine looks like yours too, great guitar!
 
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