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The First '09 I've Seen For Sale (R8)

pinefd

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I thought this was interesting. This is the first '09 I've seen for sale, but it's an R8. I wonder if it has the updates? And yes, I know this probably should have gone in the Baywatch section, but this is more "newsworthy" than that:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-GIBSON-LES...5|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

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markguitar

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Looks like it got some of the updates parts wise. No nylon nut, the back of the body contour doesn't look any different and it's suppose to be sharper(maybe on the '59's?) The plastic looks nice and hey, the knobs aren't cracked!!!!
 

DANELECTRO

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It looks like it might have the new course knurl nut. The nickel is pretty shiny for a VOS. The truss rod cover is the same as previous years.
 

J.D.

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I thought maybe we'd see the new/updated Kluson single-line tuners. Unfortunately...
 

trapland

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Looks like the COA is a little book thingie ...is that new this year or were last years that way ??

My 2008 R0 has the "wallet" style COA. It was made in May 08. Much nicer than the old 8 1/2 x 11 sheet and fits in the case.
 

MapleFlame

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I like everything except the back. it doesn't look like it has the darker grain filler. Kinda pinkish translucent. Yeah it might be the pics.
 

Slim Taper

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Sweet guitar. Slotted pickguard screw. I see they've gone back to a burgundy case interior as opposed to the black/black in my 08 case. It's tough to tell but from that body shot it almost looks like the tailpiece location is corrected.
 

D'Mule

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I like everything except the back. it doesn't look like it has the darker grain filler. Kinda pinkish translucent. Yeah it might be the pics.

They definitely have had a very faded look to the cherry backs lately. I like it on the one VOS guitar I have, but I also like the darker more brilliant cherry on my glossy '02 R8. Nice to have different colors available in different eras. I wouldn't like them to all be so faded.:jim
 
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