2001 is regarded as a very special year for ‘RLP9’s. A mere 1,000 guitars were produced; 500 for the US and 500 for the rest of the World. Of this limited number only select examples were handed to Tom Murphy to apply his ground-breaking pre-ageing process.
Serial Number 9 1153 is one of the few R9’s to receive the bespoke work from Tom personally. Research reveals other 2001 examples claiming to be ‘Murphy Aged’. However, the only way to be sure is to have Tom certify ‘his’ work. This fabulous '59 is supplied in its entirety with official attestation.
This extraordinary guitar is totally captivating. It exudes quality and character as soon it’s encountered, supplying the elements pursued by true Les Paul aficionados.