LP R9 Brazilian question...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Nuclearfishin, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Nuclearfishin

    Nuclearfishin Member

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    Do you guys know if all 2003 R9's came with a Brazilian fretboard or if there were only a certain number of them with the BRW fretboard? I tried registering at the LP forum to ask but the admin seems to never approve new members. I've searched the archives and can't seem to find an answer. There's a huge price-swing in what R9's go for from that year and I'm wondering what might cause it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    They're used to be a forum on the Gibson website where you could post your serial number and the moderator could tell you if your guitar had a BRW fingerboard or not. You might check over there and see if the forum is still running. I think it was off of the custom shop link.
     
  3. The Captain

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    About half the 2003 run had Braz boards.
    I can't remember the numbers. Everyone has the same hassle when registering on the LPF site. I know I did.
    The biggest thing to affect the price of R9's is the top.
    I paid a crapload for mine as they both have monster tops.
     
  4. xdisciplex

    xdisciplex Member

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    i think about 400 of them were braz that year.
     
  5. FredW

    FredW Member

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    I had an 03 Braz Murphy with an insane top and it was the biggest dog of a les paul! It was totally dead sounding. I was lucky to get what I paid for it (which was way too much).
     
  6. Woozy

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    I had the same problem...
    It occured to me that I'd registered Oct. '08 and never got in.

    Email Lily the admin.
    They had some spam problems, so I think some registrations slipped through the cracks.
     
  7. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Member

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    you can not register with a yahoo email, there was another one but I forgot which one.

    re: Brazilian. Henry J killed the program early in the year, the last brazilian were built by May 31. All the rest of the 2003 year's production was non-brazilian.

    Serial 9 3674 was the last R9 made with brazilian in 2003.
    Serial 8 3256 was the last R8 "
    Serial 7 3707 was the last R7 "

    I had 7 brazilians during 2003 and 2004. The only guitars that I either broke even when I sold or even make a little money. If I had held onto them for 4 or 5 years ... :thud
     
  8. Robertito

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    Re: LPF - They won't allow anyone to register with a free email, i.e., Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc. This was explained to me (not very politely) by "Lily" after a couple of years of trying to get an explanation for my not being approved.
     

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