Is there a better guitar than an R9?

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  1. Guitarwiz007

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    Over 70 Gibson’s and I never had a headstock issue ever, don’t understand these comments.
     
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    I owned an R9 and a lemonburst R8 with a beaut of a flame ... Then I decided I was tired of feeling like every gig with an LP meant the limitations of these instruments, my taste and tone evolved, Sold them, got a 2015 much hated Robo-Tuner LP standard which had the neck of the R8 and the tone of the R9 for peanuts and now play a Fano Rb6 ...

    I still love the LPs and guy I sold them to seems happy.

    But the Fano, is what I feel 'today' is. The LP, Strat and Co are still in my rig but I enjoy the newer stuff with the fancy radii necks and weird P90s and tone controllers ...
     
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    Yep. Tongue firmly planted .
     
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    Been wondering where you have been sir ! No LP's for such a manly beast having to deal with mere toys !!!!
     
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    Been gigging! I have been having a blast playing out..... Thanks man!
     
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    Subjective, I know, but a pre-refined Parker Fly is one of the lightest and cleanest recording guitars you're likely to find. Ken innovated light years beyond the foundation laid by Gibson/Fender.
     
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    Most of my guitars have been modded. I just consider it something that needs to be done (more often than not) to get it where I want it. If I buy a guitar that's Too Precious to Mod (eg a nice vintage guitar), I make sure I am ok with the guitar as it is before I buy. Every one of my Gibson Custom guitars has been modded. Aside from a few solder joints, these are all reversible mods. My #1 is a modded Gibson Custom.

    Gibson Customs modded to taste are great too. There are plenty of R9s which have had pickup swaps. Buy one of those and don't feel bad about replacing the guitar's pickups or wiring harness.

    I'm glad you found what works for you. :beer
     
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    We're just anomalies. :p Les Pauls have been my main humbucker guitars since I bought my first LP in 1994. I have practiced, recorded, and gigged using them for decades without ever breaking a headstock. You and I are probably the only Gibson owners that can claim this. Right?! :rolleyes:
     
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    What les paul does a pirate play? An Aaaar 9!
     
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    Amazing, how do they break these? Do they sit on their guitars :)
     
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    For me it's a R0. I prefer slimmer necks.
     
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    I had this in mind:
     
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    Any telecaster.
     
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    My only Les Paul at this time is a 2001 R8. It just works for me in every way.

    On par with every great guitar I have owned. There have been at least 50-60. Great small builders ala Gustavsson, Grosh, McNaught, Briggs, Gaudesi, Performance Guitar, JBG, Lush, as well as 70's Gibson Les Pauls, a ton of Gibson guitars, Historic R9's, R8's, SG's, Explorers, V's etc... over 25 PRS models. The list goes on and one. Many I'm forgetting.

    Obviously everyone's taste are different but my R8 is as satisfying as any other guitar I have owned.
     
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    The lee roy parnell R7 is still the best guitar i have played with the gibson name on it.
     
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    I've owned 14 R9s in my chase to find the perfect one. Great, iconic guitars, and I've also owned nearly all other varieties of Historic LPs (R8, R7, etc.) as well as a few 335s. However, the only one I still own and will never part with is my 2004 '54 Custom Historic, the one with the A5 'staple top' neck pickup and solid hog body. It's the complete package and a total beast!

    I liked them all, but each one had an issue or two preventing me from loving them, and after buying a truly great PRS that really turned my head, I accumulated a few more of their models which I adore.

    I may visit an 'R' again up the road, but am extremely content with others I own that get me to the same place more enjoyably.
     
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