Bought a great looking R8 Les Paul today. My Ebony makeover R8 will never be topped as far as I can tell. I have guitars worth twice that one and it stands head and shoulders above all of them. But this one just kinda stuck out to me... It has a neck that seems more of a transition between an R8 and an R9...noticeably slimmer than my R8 but still fills up my hand pretty well. This one has OX4 pickups and an MSSC “vintage style” harness. My R8 has Haeussel ‘59s and an MSSC Holy Grail harness (actual 50s PIO Bumblebees). So I’ll see if the pickups and harness grown on me; otherwise I’ll try to swap them for the same set- that’s on the current R8 (if I can get my hands on another one of those MSSC Holy Grail harnesses). The color really struck me as unique on this—it’s called Page 85 Burst. Apparently trying to duplicate the guitar on p85 of Beauty of the Burst. It’s kinda half “fade” and half “burst.” No real burst left on the bass side of the lower bout. And the figure is nice and wide and even across the top. I guess it was a limited run done for Dave’s Guitar Shop and they got to hand-select the tops. I’m guessing they did similar runs for other larger dealers. Anyways, I’m stoked!