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My 2009 Murphy R9 that has been kept under the bed.

AlowlyR9

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I just pulled my 2009 Murphy R9 from under the bed. I had been told it was damaged from the damp but all seems fine. It was still in tune. The last time I laid eyes on it was at least 8 years ago. It plays beautifully and acoustically has the sound of a Les Paul in the middle position of the pickup selector. If this makes sense. I am pretty sure it is a burnt orange tea burst. It is a beautiful top, however it only seems to pop at certain angles. The fret board has a reddish huewith a few dark streaks running through. I have the feeling of getting a new guitar all over again, and I am kicking myself for not playing it all of these years. I am pretty sure I bought it from someone here around 2009-2010 time frame. I just thought I would share.

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Les Paulette

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yup..ready for the kindling pile..i better rescue it from you and your bed..lol
btw if you wait a few more years those strings will develope a nice crusty/crustier patina
 

AlowlyR9

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yup..ready for the kindling pile..i better rescue it from you and your bed..lol
btw if you wait a few more years those strings will develope a nice crusty/crustier patina
Oh, but I have been enjoying the sound that crusty patina brings. In a way it is disgraceful leaving it there for so long. However It has been simmering nicely in the crusty string sauce.
 

DrewB

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She's a beaut, Clark!

Seriously, if the strings are crusty, change them. They'll grind on the frets even worst than Ernie Ball strings. ?
 

AlowlyR9

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What were you playing in the meantime?
I have a bit to choose from. Les Paul Standard, Old Tele, Rickenbacker 360. I have been very blessed. Time to thin out the herd and just make one or 2 my own. If this makes sense.
 

hopkinwfg

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I just pulled my 2009 Murphy R9 from under the bed. I had been told it was damaged from the damp but all seems fine. It was still in tune. The last time I laid eyes on it was at least 8 years ago. It plays beautifully and acoustically has the sound of a Les Paul in the middle position of the pickup selector. If this makes sense. I am pretty sure it is a burnt orange tea burst. It is a beautiful top, however it only seems to pop at certain angles. The fret board has a reddish huewith a few dark streaks running through. I have the feeling of getting a new guitar all over again, and I am kicking myself for not playing it all of these years. I am pretty sure I bought it from someone here around 2009-2010 time frame. I just thought I would share.

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Damage from the damp? Care to eleborate? I too lie my R9 under my bed cause the lifton brown case cant stand on its own
 
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