Les Paul’s are great guitars indeed. When you combine the excellent architecture with the finest craftsmanship and materials from Frank Hartung, you have an exquisite masterpiece. This Gem uses the finest figured Exhibition Grade AAAAA flamed maple top above a light Honduran mahogany body. With the finest figured solid Brazilian Rosewood neck and curly maple bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, an engraved curly maple pickguard, and MOP crown fingerboard inlays, you have an instrument of unsurpassed beauty which can’t be matched by the Historic maker.
The specs are as you would expect from a fine R9. Setup with 009’s, neck dimensions start with a 1&11/16 nut width, with a 12” radius with jumbo 6150-sized frets, beefy round D ‘59 profile, with a Bone nut. Japanese CTS and bumble-bee modern era equipped electronics govern the controls. These incredible combinations are then further enhanced with Ray Gerold XT B and R N goldcover Customshop pickups, a gold Tune-O-Matic / Alu stoptail bridge, and Shaller Locking Tuners.
Rounding out the esthetics is the Brazilian Rosewood package consisting of Tuner knobs, Pickup rings, Toggle tip, Backplates, Trussrod cover and Potentiometer knobs.
It’s all about the sound, the looks, and the playability. The finest tonewoods and neck materials produce an incredible sustain base machine. If you havn’t had the privelege of playing a Brazilian Rosewood Neck and Bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, you don't know what you have missed - pure joy for your hand and fingers. What an inspirational instrument to play!