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    Les Paul Forum Member Nilsson's Avatar
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    Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    Hi!

    I'm a newbie here at LPF and this is my first post Thanks for letting me in!

    I recently bought a used 2013 Gibson LP R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst, and it has barely left my sore hands since it arrived;)
    It's a fantastic reissue with a great neck and playability, nice aging and a warm, "woody" tone! Quite heavy (4,1 kg) but I don't mind since it's a pure joy to play!

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    According to the COA this LP is one of only 25 worldwide in a Limited run.
    I don't know so much more about it, so if anyone here can shed some light over this Texas Burst/Limited run, I would be grateful! I've tried to search this forum but haven't been able to find anything. I've also posted this question on the Gibson guitar board, but haven't received any answer yet.

    A friend of mine has a CC#7 "Shanks".
    The Grover tuners, the aging, neck profile and to some part the top and color on my Texas Burst makes it, at least a bit, similar to the "Shanks".

    Anyway, it's a great R9 and I'm just interested to learn more about it!

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    I never heard of this run before- it looks very nice and I love the tri-burst/darkburst thing. There have been alot of small batches of special finishes/special guitars. This is a great one for sure. They feel like an old friend.

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    I don't know anything about them, but I'm pretty sure I need that color in my arsenal somewhere.

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    Quote Originally Posted by corpse View Post
    I never heard of this run before- it looks very nice and I love the tri-burst/darkburst thing. There have been alot of small batches of special finishes/special guitars. This is a great one for sure. They feel like an old friend.
    OK, thanks corpse! I was more than hesitant the aging-thing before, but I've changed my mind more or less. Depends on how it's done of course;) This one really feels like an old friend already! The aging/"wear" on the neck is great and really comfortable

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    I don't know anything about them, but I'm pretty sure I need that color in my arsenal somewhere.
    Yeah sws1, as soon as I saw this one I was hooked and had to get it. Love this burst and the finish

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    Hey Nilsson,
    I just came across this old thread of yours and I have to answer as I have the exact same model and I love it! It is by far the best Les Paul I’ve ever played


    So, here’s what I know about this guitar:

    The shop where I bought mine wrote in their description that it is a “handpicked heavy aged model”.

    The color “Texas Burst” should be the same as on the "Pearly Gates" model and the aging should be from CC#7 (Shanks). I think the color is quite similar to the Pearly Gates although it is difficult to judge based on photos. As you off course know depending on the view angle the color is anything between dark honey burst and a tobacco burst.

    The aging on the top is also quite similar to the Shanks Model (including the Grover tuners) but not spot on.
    If you see how equal Gibson does the aging on 300 CC instruments, I would say the aging on the "Texas Burst" model is similar but not the same as on CC#7. Anyway, the aging on the back differs even more.

    By the way the aging on all "Texas Burst" models I have seen so far is absolutely the same!

    For unknown reasons my COA looks different than others from the same model.
    Usually the Name and serial number are hand written. In my case it is printed. The text is also different. In mine it is mentioned that it is a “… 1 of a 25 instrument limited run with the serials ranging from 93151-93175…”. I found three photos of COAs from the same model online and none of them was like mine.

    There is a YouTube video from PMT (formerly Nevada Music – link). There is written below the video that the back aging should be according to CC#1. I think it is not close at all.

    There is also written that there are only 3 in the UK (who knows) and only 8 in the world?! That of course is not according to my COA.
    I guess this is either completely wrong or as the serial number in the video is within the first 8 there might be only 8 before Gibson decided to make a limited run of 25. That would also explain why they changed the design of the COA at later serial numbers and then mentioning the number of 25 instruments.
    Until now I have already tracked down 10 of them online including yours and mine.

    You wrote that your COA also mentioned the quantity of 25 so I guess you have the same COA as I have and the serial number of your guitar is above 93159, right?

    One "Texas Burst" model was even tested in a German guitar magazine (grandgtrs 6/2013). There were 3 pages with some photos in the magazine. The author was pretty impressed about the quality and sound of the guitar. In fact, the guitar from the magazine was actually one serial number below mine.

    Another interesting fact: All 10 Texas Bursts I have discovered seemed to be in Europe. Maybe it was built only for the European market?!

    And as far as I know the serial number of them, all instruments I found online are within the first 12 serial numbers. Mine (93163) is actually the highest of them. So where is the 2nd half of the guitars?


    That's all I've found out over the years.
    Finally, here is a photo of mine

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    Those thang's are stunning KILLERS.........!!!!!!!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

    The Myth: Neat wiring layouts always equate to great-sounding amps.

    The Myth: If I would have lived with MOM & mooched till I was 48 I would play like Clapton !
    Think about it
    won't you ...... Please !

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    Re: Anyone has more information on my 2013 R9 Heavily Aged Texas Burst?

    That's a great looking LP Nilsson...........looks like it's got quite a fat neck also?............ if the heel is anything to go by.

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