I've been thinking a lot lately about Gibson '59 reissues. I've yet to have my hands on one and I don't know if I could order one without playing it first since they cost so much. I wonder if they are all wonderful and they all sound like Duane's guitar and all the other iconic '59 players. Those who have had the chance to cradle one and hear it through an amp,- is it bliss? Is it tone heaven? Are they all sublime tone monsters? I suspect like most other models of guitar that there are some good and some bad but are R9s the exception? They cost like they are. I also wonder if it is just as good to buy some of those exceptional R9 pickups that are advertised? Does anyone know the low down?