I bought both these guitars over the past month because of the rumors of the Gibson Custom Shop Historic price increase from so many reliable sources. I would have purchased one eventually, or used, but I kind of figured I could get them new now for what they'll be going for used this summer; a price increase might make these easy to sell for no loss or maybe even a slight profit. Regardless, I've never had a hard time selling a Historic. I have the R9 already, the CR0 is incoming. I've had a lotta guitars, but the R9 is the best sounding electric guitar I've played, so that's a keeper for sure. Hope the CR0 turns out to be one I'll keep forever too. Looks nice in the pictures. Light: 7.7 lbs. (The CR0 is part of a limited run of chambered Historic LPs, who knows when Gibson will build those again, they do from time to time). R9 from Dave's first (8lbs, 2 oz), CR0 from Wildwood (7lbs, 10 oz). I can't really handle guitars much over 8lbs, I had an R0 a couple of years back with a killer top that was 9lbs, I sold it, couldn't handle the weight. That new R9 sounds better than that heavier R0 did, even though it's so light. I think Gibson changed the Historic pickups a bit in the past couple of years, some of you Historic experts can comment on that. Regardless of all that, they are guitar eye candy some of you might enjoy. Kind of figured it was a unique chance to buy these guitars at a price that's a no-loss proposition. I guess we'll find out in a couple of months if that's the case.