Gibson / Les Paul Reissue R4 Jeff Beck Cloud 9 Custom Shop VOS / 2007 / Oxblood / Guitar
This is not a normal Custom Shop Les Paul and it’s not the limited edition dedicated to Jeff Beck. This guitar is
part of a limited series of guitars, with the prefix CR (custom reissue) that is TRULY CUSTOM, individually made to order and not in series, with different specs from each other but having in common the fact of being fully chambered inside so as to be almost considered hollowbody. These guitars are very light, have a great sustain a fast attack and an awesome tone. These guitars are part of a project in 2002, never really begun, called CLOUD 9. The project was started by Gibson’s luthiers in collaboration with the three most important american dealers: Dave Carpenter’s Music Machine, Dave’s and Wildwood Guitars. Originally the guitar, which is considered a R9 light as a cloud was to be called Cloud 9, but as he began the campaign that Gibson had to face a lawsuitfor copyright infringement because that name was registered by another guitars manufacturer. Thus, the project Cloud 9 was abandoned but not the production of guitars with that features, that are made today only for Wildwood.
These guitars are produced in a few units every year and are not all the same. Can be R4, R5, R6, R8,R9, R0, with custom finishes, with different pickups and custom modifications. All, however, CLOUD 9, or chambered with a block center that makes them unique. This particular one was made in 2007 and faithfully reproduces (better than the current set signed by Jeff Beck) the famous Oxblood Les Paul but lighter and more balanced.
Now Let’s talk about the sound, one of the best Les Paul I’ve ever heard, if you think it has a thin sound you’re realli big
wrong thick, has a killer sound and fast attack tha breaks down the walls, chunky neck 54 style, perfect intonation,
Burstbuckers 2 and 3, Bumblebee caps,awesome VOS finish,it’s not realistic in pictures, obsessive attention to details, they have replaced Kluson machines with Schallers (as Jeff Beck did), and have also left little traces on the paint and uncovered screw holes, as if the Kluson had been installed some time before being replaced!
If you want a Les Paul REALLY CUSTOM MADE, of which there five or six pieces in the world, then THIS IS your guitar. Its value is expected to rise in coming years, a real investment.
The idea of dealing only with used, vintage and collectable comes simply from the fact that the guitars are made of … wood!
It seems obvious, but it is not…inside these words there’s a world of emotions, music and notes.
Both musicians and collectors will agree with me that in your life you have had exceptional guitars, poor, ordinary, maybe some very similar, but NEVER identical to another.
Then if an instrument is 20 or more years old is even better: playing guitars that have developed personality and tone over the years is priceless and can lead to addiction…
The history of each instrument, the various owners, and even the way and the places it has been played help to form its absolutely OWN sound; try to start playing a good old Martin, Gibson, Guild, etc. .. and tell me if you can go back to an ordinary instrument without regrets ….
From this concept and the experience accumulated over years of working first as a professional musician, then as a fan and collector, I decided to dedicate myself to the selection of the best acoustic and electric instruments on the market and private collections, trying also to deal with a vintage “possible” and not only “collector”, unaffordable to most.
What leads me to buy an instrument rather than another is first of all its sound, the maturation of the woods, general conditions and genuineness, I have to be fascinated and inspired me first: in a few words it must have personality.
I think this is not just a job, is above all a passion, not only for guitars, but for music and art in general and I’d like to share this with as many people as possible, this is what I care most!
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