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NGD 2020 Gibson R9, Iced Tea Burst, VOS

Lewis Liu

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I took this beauty home for about 3 months, it is definitely a great sounding monster with excellent playablity. I love the random mineral streaks and flames on the top, kind of dirty looking but that fits my taste exactly (i.e. more authentic and vintage than those killer tops and quilts, IMHO). The only thing is the VOS finish looks too shiny, I will let it age naturally anyway.





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Midnight Blues

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Very pretty!
Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

jb_abides

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Excellent color overall on that one, both front and back.

Congrats! Enjoy in good health,
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goldtop0

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That's a beauty (y)
Yep just play it consistently over the years and don't clean it at all, they dirty up soon enough.
 

Lewis Liu

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Thank you very much everybody for your kind replies. There was a very interesting story about how I got this beauty. I was initially looking for a used R9 on an APP specialized for individuals to sell their used items. This one popped up with a really attractive price. I doubted that of course but soon I found out the seller was just 10 mins drive from my place, then I thought why not go there and check it out, it would not hurt just take a look at it.

After I arrived the place I realized that the place was the warehouse of an authorized dealer of Gibson, the seller on the APP was the boss of that dealer. He told me the reasons why he advertised on used item trading APP:

1. Each Gibson dealer has to have some minimum order quantity, especially for those authorized custom shop dealers;
2. Gibson does not allow its dealer to sell at a discount, which means the dealers cannot show a discounted price in their store or website.

In order to sell as many as he possibly can to fulfill the order quantity that Gibson has imposed on him, he advertized on used item trading app, attract people to come with lower price and get the deal done at a discounted price face to face.

I was lucky enough to get a brand new R9 from an authorized dealer at a much lower price.

Sorry for my English I am from China. Thanks again for all your kind replies!
 

GotTheSilver

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Congratulations, Lewis! That is a beautiful guitar, and I am sure it sounds great, too! My 2020 R9 in Iced Tea Burst is an unbelievably great guitar. I'm sure yours is, too!
 

Lewis Liu

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Congratulations, Lewis! That is a beautiful guitar, and I am sure it sounds great, too! My 2020 R9 in Iced Tea Burst is an unbelievably great guitar. I'm sure yours is, too!
Thanks GotTheSilver, I am so happy to see another owner of 2020 R9 Iced tea, let's enjoy for many many years! Cheers!
 

Jimmer Jammer

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Awesome Guitar!!!! If my guess is correct, is yours a Southern Fade? Absolutely stunning!
Thanks Lewis. I bought it a couple of weeks ago primarily because it played, sounded and felt great. The finish was an added plus for me.
 

GreenBurst

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I took this beauty home for about 3 months, it is definitely a great sounding monster with excellent playablity. I love the random mineral streaks and flames on the top, kind of dirty looking but that fits my taste exactly (i.e. more authentic and vintage than those killer tops and quilts, IMHO). The only thing is the VOS finish looks too shiny, I will let it age naturally anyway.





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Awesome vintage looking top.

What amp are you playing through?
 

Lewis Liu

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Awesome vintage looking top.

What amp are you playing through?
Hi GreenBurst, I am not using a real tube amp, I am using Kemper. It is of very good dynamics and sound quality, 90% close to what you can hear and feel from a real tube amp, IMVHO.
 
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