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NGD: R9 Murphy Lab Light Aged

jcourtjr

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Pics from the store I bought from. I traded in a 2011 R9. I always wanted to compare the new construction with the old. (hide glue etc.). I put it up against a dozen or so 2013+ ones. Finally this one really won out. Left Gibson about 9/2/21.

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jcourtjr

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The only thing I dont get with the appearance is the shiny pickup covers. There is some scratches but it looks way too "new".
 

Bugman58

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Nice,, is it Bourbon Burst? Looks similar to the R8 I just posted . I agree aging is ok,
 

stumphead

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The only thing I dont get with the appearance is the shiny pickup covers. There is some scratches but it looks way too "new".

its funny ..... these are amazing guitars but invariably all anyone comments on is the pickups covers which are the easiest thing in the world to upgrade for a tiny % of the cost of the guitar
 

jcourtjr

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to tell you the truth. its bothering me less and less. The guitar i traded in, the 2011 had a nice patina and aging on the burstbuckers. it was a vos guitar. i dont understand why they wouldnt just use those covers though.

The greatest benefit of this aging thing though is this give me an instrumment i can play without worrying about dings and scratches. it will soon have my marks.
 

Midnight Blues

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Lovely!!!! Your's looks quite close to mine, although mine is a Bourbon Burst.

Congrats, HNGD
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and play her in good health!
 

corpse

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As pretty as Jennifer Anniston in her underpants.
Don't get the shiny metal either.
Play more and it ages on its own.
 
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