NGD: Dream guitar

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Paulreedsmith, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. CGHguitars

    CGHguitars Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I KEEP GOING BACK TO LOOK AT YOUR PICS......
     
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    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a stunner. Those early 00's R8's are outstanding. Enjoy.
     
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    That is stellar! Congratulations!
     
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    Paulreedsmith Strat-Talker

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    i think this one is called butterscotch. It has a vintage look, but I actually prefer a dark burst on a les paul, like bourbon burst with a black frame around the top.
     
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    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    That is a STUNNING Les Paul. And a beautiful finish. DAM
     
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    Yep I´v been soo close getting a "normal" R8 many times the last 15 years, but I´v always known these 2001 R8s existed, and that I would never stop chasing one with a realy nice flametop!
     
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    Wow. That's a crazy amount of flame for an R8! Even too much for my taste. I like it more subtle and random looking, as opposed to AAA.

    And the burst fade is just spot on. Congrats!
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    That is a killer top and I love that amber/honey color.

    Congratulations!
     
  11. 3bolt79

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    Beautiful guitar! HNGD!
     
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    That’s a beauty, congrats :thumb:
     
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    Congrats on that beauty. That's the one to make your forever guitar. :)
     
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    Gridlock Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Congratulations, a very nice guitar.

    I stupidly sold my R7 and R8 last year. I miss the big 50’s necks on these guitars.

    I hope to buy another R8 this year.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous. :thumb:
     
  16. Paulreedsmith

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    Kind of agree. But this one still got some "classic" flame pattern. A bit wavey, some vertical movement and mineral streaks, so not too over the top for me. A super even, pin-striped PRS-style top just looks wrong on a reissue. I like a top where the flame extend all the way to the binding and all the way up to the cutaway and the toggle-switch, so this one is right up my alley.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    Awesome guitar! All about context I suppose, but I think R8s offer the best value in the Historic line—particularly these with the figured tops. I guess people like the skinnier neck profile of the R9s, but for those of us who enjoy the bigger in-hand feel, why part with sometimes 1.5-2x for an R9 when you can get a top like this on an R8.

    I wouldn’t own any other incarnation of the LP, personally. I even have specific taste for a couple years of production. Those early 2000s ones are real gems—some even with Brazilian boards.

    So the big question on the LP forums would be....when are you going to double the money you’ve already spent and switch out all the plastics for the the “right ones”...the stuff that smells like puke? Ha. And those pickups, I’m sure they’re SO insufficient!! :whistling::whistling:

    Congrats!!
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    Wow! Very nice.
     
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    Truly beautiful! Congrats!
     
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    Ezy Tiger!

    Fabulous!