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1996 Gibson Les Paul R9 Sunburst Guitar w/ Transperformance System #50804

Availability: In stock



WORKING CONDITION: Excellent - Plays great. The action is really nice and the guitar rings! The transperformance system is fully functional.

The transperfomance system is working very nicely. At the push of a button, the mechanism elegantly adjusts the tuning without hesitation and in perfect tune. It is very inspiring and musical. All of the electronics and controls are working properly. Tonally this guitar sounds amazing as well. In all, everything is fully operational and in excellent working condition. 

Also, note this guitar is equipped with a Piezo pickup and has a 2nd 1/4" jack installed and a dedicated volume controller for this pickup.

 Excellent - This guitar comes equipped with a transperformance self-tuning system. A factory-installed screen and control panel have been added to the body, along with an additional knob. Some minor scuffs and abrasions can be found around the body, neck, and headstock of the guitar. Otherwise, everything is expertly crafted and in excellent condition. 


BRAND: Gibson 

MODEL: Les Paul 

FUNCTION: Electric Guitar 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 1996 Gibson Les Paul R9 Flame Top Sunburst Guitar w/ Transperformance System.

This item comes out of the personal gear arsenal of famed musician and producer, Oliver Leiber. Techno Empire is proud to present this item on his behalf as it comes right out of his Los Angeles Recording studio to yours! 

This may be the nicest Transperformance-equipped guitar ever!  Look at the flame on that top! 

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art website:

"In 1990, Jimmy Page became the first endorser of Les Paul's TransPerformance self-tuning guitar system. He played this guitar on the 1993 Coverdale-Page tour, the 1995 Page-Plant tour, and the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s O2. It remains in active use today"

This system features all of the original stock tuning libraries including the rare Jimmy Page library of tunings! 


  • Serial #9 5025
  • Finish/Color: Flame Top Sunburst 
  • Weight: 10.10 lbs
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Scale Length: 24.5"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood 
  • Frets: 22
  • General Neck Shape: C 
  • Pickup Configuration: Bridge & Neck Humbuckers 
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: 2x Tone Knobs, 2x Volume Knobs, 3-Way Switch, 
  • Other: Transperformance Self-Tuning System 
  • This guitar is equipped with a Piezo pickup and has a 2nd 1/4" jack installed and a dedicated volume controller for this pickup.


  • Gator Hard Case
  • Transperformance Power Supply 
  • Radioshack 12V Power Supply
  • Manual 
  • 2x Serial Cables
  • Battery Pack w/ Extra Re-chargeable Battery 
  • 7-Pin Battery Cables 
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Software Version 8.1 User's Manual & Artist Manual  


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 41.25" x 10" x 15.5"

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