Occasionally we are presented with an opportunity to acquire a great guitar that's been damaged or neglected. It's a labor of love to bring these amazing instruments back to life and pure joy to hear them make music again. These are our Survivors!
We've rebuilt this Gibson Les Paul 2003 Murphy-aged R9 from the ground up with the full line of authentic CreamTone and TruVintage parts. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA for best quality and performance.
If you follow the forums, you may already be familiar with her story. This is the infamous Hawkburst! To quickly recap: MyLesPaul Forum member "Hawk" sold the guitar to finance his daughter's wedding. In transit, the headstock was broken. The repair had already been done when we got the guitar, and it is a beautiful job. Totally pro and nearly invisible. In fact, it looks great with the aging and gives this guitar a vibe on par with famous original Bursts like the Peter Green and Rossington. It is solid as a rock. It weighs 9.5 pounds.
The finish is original and the Murphy aging is phenomenal. The rest of the guitar is pure CreamTone!
The classic Lifton OHSC, Gibson COA signed by Tom Murphy, and booklet are included along with a CreamTone COA.
It has been set up with new Ernie Ball Slinky pure nickel strings and dialed in to play like a dream. Of course, things can settle a bit during shipping and minor adjustments may be necessary when you unpack it, so we're including an extra set of strings in the case.
This is an opportunity to own a Murphy-aged R9 with COA and original Lifton for thousands less than they usually sell for due to the headstock repair. And unlike the others, this one has been upgraded to correct many of the details Gibson missed—making it an instrument that you'll be proud to take onstage night after night.
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Handcrafted in USA.