These are becoming very rare and desirable. Back when Gibson made these in very limited numbers. Known as the Good-Wood Era and this particular one shows why people call them that! Killer tops, great finish, and more time spent making these guitars. This particular 1996 R9 is near mint with only light swirls and slight surface marks. Incredibly clean for 22 years old! The guitar comes with the original hardshell case, original pickguard, original knobs in case. Appears to be all original besides the pots and caps are upgraded to RS and CTS. The original pots and caps are often discarded as they are not very good. The guitar has a beautiful top and really great color. These rarely come up for sale and is a great opportunity for those looking for the "Good-Wood" Era of the 1990's!