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These collectors editions are sure nice... I wish :)





•Mahogany back with unique lightly-figured Maple top

•Rosewood fingerboard with nitrocellulose trapezoid inlays

•Custom Bucker and Custom Bucker S Humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge

•ABR-1 bridge with lightweight aluminum stop bar

•Gotoh Nickel Reissue Green Keys with 12:1 tuning ratio





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Yup. Nice.


I don't know how different it will feel from any other R9 but it's still nice.

I like how they've used aniline dyes. Perhaps it will fade in the manner of the original 'bursts?


As it says in the blurb, that's a recreation of one of Mike Slubowski's guitars.


Just for the sake of comparison here's a snap of the original from his section in the Les Paul Forum;




It's not easy to tell from the pic of the new one but it looks like they've managed to select maple with nice grain as well as having subtle figure.


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Slub's collection is obscene!

That's an understatement....


Just his Les Paul collection is enough to make my eyes water - he has original examples of '52, '53, '54, '55, '56 and '57 Gold-Tops; '58, '59 and '60 'bursts and on it goes.

Add this to all the vintage semi's and subsequent releases - the man has not one but two signed 'Beano' guitars, for example - and it's far too much to take in at once.


I think there are currently 241 guitars in his showcase.


For those interested in his extraordinary, and varied, collection, this link sort of works. Click on it, then choose 'Guitars' from the left hand menu. Next page has 'Mike Slubowski' top name, left of centre.





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