Gibson / Les Paul Standard R9 VOS / 2013 / Sunburst / Guitar

Again at ATB we’re entering the murky waters of early 2010s and emerging with another gem from a good period in Gibson’s Les Paul output.

This guitar has a stunning top that gorgeously accentuated by the slow fade iced tea finish (though it could be a kentucky bourbon burst, who knows!) but it really shows off the flamed top. The guitar as a whole is in superb condition showing some mild signs of light use.

Under the hood, the guitar features a pair of late 60’s patent number pickups that were fitted by the previous owner. The covers are modern nickel examples but the pole pieces are chromed and correct for this pickup. As you can see from the images, they both still have the correct sticker.

Its a joy to play with a sublime ‘59 profile neck and the Patent Number pickups delivering an arguably more authentic sound, definitely an unexpected bonus for such a wonderful instrument.

A unique piece due in no small part to the pickups, this is a great looking guitar which certainly captures that burst look. The last few LP R9’s we had from 2013/14 did not stick around for long…

Instrument sold

ATB Guitars, UK  

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

Postage and shipping:

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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