I'm a Newport guy. I have a 98 TEI 3, MilSpec, Studio Stainless, Beached Studio Stainless and a few tour issued including the one in my avi, that is my everyday gamer. My 009 is pretty much a wall hanger and doesn't get out much.
the 2016 Newport is almost identical to my 009. weight and headshape are spot on perfect.
Any other members playing a 16 Newport? Have you noticed the similarity to the 009?
After sending in a Studio GSS insert to the custom shop for work last year ( added black finish and left the insert bare) It is basically a 325.00 version of a super rat. Anyone that wants the 009 feel without the hefty price tag should take a look at the 2016 select Newport