NGD: R7....Wow!

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  1. M@tt C

    M@tt C Supporting Member

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    After a lot of searching and driving, I picked this up today- my brand spankin' new R7:

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    All I can say is WOW! This guitar is a friggin' howitizer! I've been messing with it for most of the afternoon (screw mowing the lawn!!!), and I'm still amazed by the power and punch this thing has. Tons of low end (but not muddy), nice mids, and a clear, articulate top end. Sunstain out the wazoo. It just sounds HUGE. I love my Suhr Pro Series, but this thing just steamrolls it when it comes to humbucker tones.

    NOW I see what the fuss is about regarding the Historics. The guitar is flawless, and looks cool as all get out. Amazing instrument- I'm very happy so far!


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  2. rockinlespaul

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    Congratulations, looks sweet! Can't beat a good R7. Best buy in the historic line imho.:dude
     
  3. JDJ

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    What amp are you playing through?
     
  4. 5E3

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    Congrats, she is gorgeous! :AOK

    How long did it take you to find it, where did you finally get it, etc., etc. ??? It's not all about the hunt, but that has got to be a least a little part of it :)
     
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    Congrats! Nothing quite like a great LP.
     
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    Budda SD 30 head thru an Avatar 2 x 12 with a V30 and g12H. Very juicy!
     
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    I knew I wanted a LP type guitar, and spent last month doing a lot of research, cruising eBay, checking out different forums, etc......finally decided that if I wanted an LP type guitar, it should be the real thing. My soooper cool wife gave me the green light to get whatever I wanted, so I was leaning towards the Historic stuff, but that's a lot $$. So, I spent the past weekend hitting all the Gibson dealers in Cleveland, and checked out a ton of LP's with an open mind- a new Standard (very nice!), Classics, "old" Standards, Slash Standards, several GC R0's (nice, even took one home, but took it back the next day- knew it wasn't the one), and finally a really nice R8 and the R7 at Sam Ash. It was a tough call between the R8 and the R7. The R8 was very much like the GC R0's- very agressive sounding with a lot of focus in the upper mids to top end, while the R7 had more punch and low end and sounded bigger. In the end I went with my gut and picked the R7.

    Took it home, plugged it in, and knew from the 1st power chord it was the one!

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    Congrats ! She's a beauty:dude Has it got a huge neck, mine does and I love it! Rock on bud:)
     
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    Very nice!!! Love a Goldtop! Have fun with it! :dude
     
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    Beauty. Everyone needs a goldtop.
     
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    A great LP through a Budda SD...Quite a combination isn't it?
     
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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Thanks for "the whole story" Matt. It's interesting to learn what players go through to find "the one."

    I know I need one :) ... sadly I don't have one :(

    Someday....
     
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    Congrats! I love me a good gold top.

    Mine is my #1 and I've yet to find another guitar that surpasses it.
     
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    R7's are killer guitars...congrats! :dude
     
  17. Alister

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    The best of the 'reissues,' no matter what brand, but especially from Gibson. And especially for the buck.
    I've had mine for 4 years now. It's my fav., and sounds like the 'old ones' to my ears.
     
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    Congrats!
    Had mine for 6 years and I still think it one of the best.
     
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    Finally, someone listens!

    Historics are the ONLY way to go when considering a Gibson!
     
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    I agree but I would broaden that statement to custom shop Gibson's because I've got a Class 5 that's pretty great.
     

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