Gibson / Les Paul R9 Brazilian 2003 / 2003 / Faded Cherry Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

I started buying and selling vintage guitars in the mid to late 1970s and over the years was lucky enough to own a few original 1959 Bursts and several 50s conversions w/ PAFs and hand builds that were all intended to sound like just that .. a burst!! When you ask owners or builders what sets apart the originals several items will come up like Hide glue, or old growth Honduran mahogany BUT another very serious consideration and always mentioned is the Brazilian Rosewood finger board. Though maybe what we think of as nuance ... it is those nuances that are 1st to come up. Just like an old Martin vs a newer one ... it can be heard quite notably when Brazilian is used.


In 2003 Gibson released a series of R9s with Brazilian Rosewood fingerboards and here you have not only one of them but please ..... LOOK AT THAT TOP!!! Mindnumbingly 3 D! I don't think i have seen many as nice. Unusual match but a match nonetheless if you look between the ABR-1 and the stop ... or just under the bass pick up you see where the grain does indeed come right together and in person it makes total sense and is just a gorgeous transition. Pics of this guitar as beautiful as it is do NOT do it justice, One of the nicest Les Pauls i have ever played. It comes with COA and ALL of the case candy including the tags that show it to be Brazilian board (since not all 03s were).

This guitar is STUNNING and a nice weight of 8 lbs 14-15 oz's and aside from being amazing is just sooooo pretty. Some minot light natural wear. Original hard shell case.

Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA  

Contact name:
Dan Yablonka
Fender, Gibson, Martin Fender Weissenborn
Vintage Guitars
Opening hours:
By appointment. DanYablonka(at)yahoo(dot)com Phone 949 280-4743

Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at  **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.


You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.

Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.

Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.

Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.

Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.

Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.


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