My "ugly" R9

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  1. fgevans

    fgevans Member

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    you may recall me snapping up a cheap new 2011 R9 well it arrived yesterday.

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    I have now grown to like the look of it, what at first seems quite strange looking is actually how the cremona burst is meant to look.

    It may not be to everyones taste but shes got a great personality, sounds and plays brilliantly
     
  2. lowyaw

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    i like it. reminds me of Lennon's Casino, somehow
     
  3. fgevans

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    it does have that sort of look
     
  4. lustycourtier

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    looks like tobacco burst ala slash sig.
     
  5. guitarnut_1

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    looks gorgeous!!! CONGRATS!
     
  6. Deed_Poll

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    I like it. Reminds me of an early ES335 or L-5. Really cool, congrats!

    I'm not usually a fan of black plastics on a Standard but I think it could really work in this case with some gold reflector knobs.
     
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    Is that a real R9?

    Why does it have a different case?
     
  8. Deed_Poll

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    The case looks right to me. They come in black or tan.
     
  9. Kmaz

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    An R9 is an R9. Looks nice to me.
     
  10. SackvilleDan

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    Jeeez, what's wrong with that finish? I'd take that any day over a cherry burst!!
     
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    So new he hasn't even put on the plastic knob on the toggle switch yet ! :p
     
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    Wait, that aint ugly!!!!

    Congrats and enjoy!!!!!
     
  14. SFW

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    I'd rock it. Congrats on the new guitar.
     
  15. BGrizzMayne

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    Definitely not ugly, very nice! Is that tobacco burst? The black burst is just a little bigger than most of them, but it's still very nice looking
     
  16. fgevans

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    its called Cremona Burst
     
  17. realtyviking

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    I always thought that the R9s came in a brown case and cherry burst or shades of fading of a cherry burst.

    Does it have a R9 serial # or is it a custom shop standard with R9 specs?
     
  18. THebert

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    I like it just fine. Flashy colors are better at first but I bet that burst grows on you. Congrats!
     
  19. fgevans

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    no its a proper R9 (have all the COA and the original gibson box).

    The serial number is also correct ie 9 1xxx
     
  20. MrX

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    That's a beauty!
     

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