Gibson / Les Paul R9 / 2001 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

This came to us without any paperwork or COA etc so we sent pics of this to Gibson who told us this is a R9 made in 2001.

We think the harness has been replaced and maybe the pickups too, they have been wax potted on the underside to help we guess with feedback problems.

It has been well cared for, the finish looks sensational atop the flamed maple cap. The top has a wonderful three dimensional, multifaceted quality and married to an impressive single piece mahogany body, makes quite the package. There are a few scratches and dinks but nothing too extensive. 

As with the body, the single piece neck shows very little signs of use. The grain is wonderfully showcased here. The fretboard is in great shape as are the frets.

The plastics are in good condition. The hardware is slightly tarnished but is in great shape nonetheless. The tailpiece is a Gotoh example

Electrically everything is as you see it in the pictures, it does also sound rather good.

The guitar comes with a hardshell case. It did not come with certification though we do have confirmation from Gibson that it is in fact an R9.

It's a joy to play with a sublime ‘59 profile neck and the ‘57 Classic pickups delivering those wonderful PAF-like tones.

Looks and tone to die for, what more could you want? 

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

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We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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