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NGD—Les Paul R8

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by unionjack515, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. unionjack515

    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    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!
     

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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD!
     
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    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    These are awesome, congrats!
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's beautiful, those reissue series are wonderful guitars.

    Over here the main dealers did a big sale on R8's for £2.5K for a short while and needless to say they were all snapped up!
     
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    circles humaniod life form Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Congratulations, I admit my envy :(
     
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    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice. That’s a beauty!
     
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    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    Damn. That’s a nice Les Paul
    Congrats
     
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    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    HNGD! I can't see it. The picture is too small.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks for all the compliments! I always do the “attach file” option on the mobile browser version of the site. This is the first time anyone has mentioned anything about the formatting. Wonder if it has something to do with how goofy the site is acting over the last day or so or if my attached pictures are always small and no one has said anything before.
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Gorgeous!!
     
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    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Gorgeous!!
     
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    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've had problems with the site too. I'm not sure what's going on. All I can see of your guitar is a little thumbnail. Can everyone else see it? I'm sure it's gorgeous. I have an R8 that I love.
     
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  14. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Very pretty R8! Love that color - Dave's gets some primo special runs from Gibson.
     
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    integra evan Strat-O-Master

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    Awesome R8...has a top you'd usually see on an R9...enjoy!
     
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    That top is pretty figured for an R8, awesome score...
     
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  17. unionjack515

    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, I’ve always liked a wider flame figure on Les Pauls and I think that’s part of the reason I’ve had good luck finding tops I like on R8s. In addition to the chunkier necks, which fit my hand better. For those reasons, never really understood the allure (and price) of the R9s.
     
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    Love the flame and the faded burst on that, enjoy!
     
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    Nice.
    I love R8s. I've had 3 of them but they never seem to stick around in the permanent collection for very long.
     
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    Gorgeous
     
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