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    New R9

    I FISH...HERE...SALT WATER.....I HUNT IN MONTANA.
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    New R9

    Washington State. I am in Florida now.
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    New R9

    I hunted MULEYS in Okanagan..when i was assigned to FT LEWIS.
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    G STRING TUNING ISSUES

    Thank you... will keep that in mind... putting this together...I am thinking the lightest of passes with the abrasive floss...ONLY, to debur the nut slot. I am still in the research phase...I wonder if there are specific gauges of abrasive floss that correspond to string gauges.
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    G STRING TUNING ISSUES

    And so...after having a bone nut installed....in Nashville.....I feel there is a positive tonal difference.....but, there is more of a G String tuning issue than previously experienced with the 2019 R8 nylon nut. Yes, I use nut lubricant. The Strings have been on a good while...two months...
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    Any love for Don Grosh

    Retro Classic....great instrument.
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    2019 R8 REFRET

    JUST GOT BACK....Cannot find the receipt...to the best of my knowledge the $400.ish is on point.
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    2019 R8 REFRET

    I am out of town..when i get back i will look at the file..i want to say $400ish..with bone nut...I feel it sounds better with the bone...perhaps it is the extraordinary upgrade in playability ...that said i like the bone nut.
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    Joe B rockin a 1960 new style Les Paul Standard

    What is not to like..? Guitar Nerd/Virtuoso Extraordinaire....
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    Six favorite guitarists...

    Saw Jerry Garcia playing an SG at Felt Forum..a long time ago.
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    Did you upgrade your Reissues?

    2019 R8s, come with period correct frets....Some folks like them some do not...this is well documented. In early June, I decided to have the guitar refretted to 59 spec fret wire. It was not a typical nor easy decision since the period correct frets were in excellent condition, cost matters...
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    Custom 1968 or 1969

    I bought a NEW CUSTOM in 71..in NYC...year class was not a big deal back then, as memory serves me...it was a 69. it was stolen 1979..in NC...the perpetrator scratched out the serial #...The guitar was recovered by police from a pawn shop...I got the guitar back...but while in SEATTLE circa...
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    2019 R8 REFRET

    R8s come with period correct frets....Some folks like them some do not...this is well documented. In early June, I decided to have the guitar refretted to 59 spec fret wire. It was not a typical nor easy decision since the period correct frets were in excellent condition, cost matters and the...
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    Some CS 59 questions on modding

    You are talking major surgery, time and cost. with the money spent modding......maybe you are settling on the 2018 too soon. Continue the search..accumulate more resources...find another guitar.....Seems like you are looking for something else....If the guitar is not a keeper to begin...
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    My 60th Anniversary R9's masking issues

    Congratulations on acquiring such a guitar......you have provided some of the best close-ups of the 59 spec jumbo frets (a contentious issue in themselves).... I have seen showcasing your smooth and dark fretboard .....I have a 2019 R8; the binding bleed is very prominent....much more so than...
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    Clapton on a Special

    What is the deal with Jack Bruce playing....that......baritone ? guitar....I saw this guitar in a lip synch of Strange Brew.
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    Garcia with a DCTV Special.

    Very cool....takes me back to that array of tye-dyed amps..and ..."AN EVENING WITH THE NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE AND THE GRATEFUL DEAD".
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    Garcia with a DCTV Special.

    OH YEAH,,,,SLY SHOWED UP LATE...THEN ASSURED THE CROWD THEY WERE GONNA THROW DOWN HARD...LORD CYNTHIA BLOW THAT HORN...SMOKIN CONCERT
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    Garcia with a DCTV Special.

    WELL, that lifted the veil on a long held mystery. I Clearly remember, i was in the 1st row balcony..Jerry was stage right..I was impressed with the sound of the guitar.....brings me back.....I can still hear him roll with Johnnny B GOODE..that guitar sounded great.....FORTUNATE...
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    Garcia with a DCTV Special.

    THIS is the first and only reference i have seen that speaks to...."some other custom guitar with a LP Custom neck." I saw Jerry play a Gibson with a LP custom neck at FILLMORE EAST......the body of the guitar was in the shape of a violin body, like the Paul Mccartny bass, in a walnut color...i...
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