SOLD - Gibson R9 1959 Reissue Les Paul Standard 2018

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Another Gibson R9 his the shop, and it is another winner.  This one is from 2018.  

It is said that 2018 marked changes at Gibson when they instituted more changes to guitars like the R9 in an attempt to make them even more like the original axes.  My experience is that there hasn't been a 2018 R9 through here that I haven't liked, a lot, but also some guitars like the 2005 R9 we just sold are also amazing (just a bit different).

This is a fine guitar, weighing just 9 pounds 3.8 ounces, and it is in near mint condition.  It has a nice top - not too plain and not over the top.  It set up perfectly and plays the same.

The guitar is as perfect an example as you'll find out there right now - it is sure to move quickly!  

Includes the original case with all the factory paperwork.

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 9lbs 3.8oz
  • Top: 2 Piece Figured Maple
  • Body: 1 Piece Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Frets: Historic Medium-Jumbo
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Nylon
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .87"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.01"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 3/32"
  • Total length: 39-1/2"
  • Lower bout: 13"
  • Waist: 7-1/4"
  • Upper bout: 9-1/4"
  • Body depth/thickness: 2"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 8.08k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Custombucker Alnico III (Unpotted)
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.98k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • Switch: 3 Way
  • Pots/Codes: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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