Up off the bench! The R9 got strings the other day. Still more fading and aging to do but it’s a player. Everything came together without any drama. Leveled/crowned/polished the late ‘59 spec frets, strung it up and the intonation was nearly perfect. Not bad considering I removed the original fretboard, pulled the neck, reset with hot hide glue, fabricated the new Brazilian board, reassembled and abused it. Sounds like a massive telecaster! Win.