Gibson Les Paul 1959 Reissue 59 Brazilian
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-22)
Price : US $6,855.
Gibson Les Paul 1959 59 R9 Braz Brazilian 2003 R 9
Certified Brazilian 1959 Historic Reissue Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Played but loved—like they should be. Serial # 9 3674. (One of the last 5 Brazilians made –see below) Most R9s are good, some are better, some great. This is one of the great ones; one of the last great ones. To play it is to LOVE it.
I gigged this for the past 5 years --- real honest sweat dripping, playwear.
Burst is just starting to mellow just like a true ’59. Lacquer has dulled from age and play. This was never a VOS, this is real aging/wear. Some light dings, nicks, pick marks on the top. Fair amount of buckle worming on the back, nothing thru to wood. Ah, lovely. Hardware has oxidized from sweat and smoke filled bars, clubs and cheesy wedding gigs and parties.
If you just want to own an R9 to sit under the bed, there are plenty to buy from other guys that had them sitting under their beds and so on. What’s the point of that? Gibson’s cranking out new R9’s like McDonalds makes hamburgers – why stow them under the bed, unplayed—never made sense to me. Anyhow, if you want one of ‘those’ then this guitar, as they say, is not for you. But if you want a player’s amazing Brazilian R9 that would look right at home in the Beauty of the ‘Burst, with a history of getting paid playing, a work
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-22)
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