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2005 R-8

Jimty

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Nice! Is that an aftermarket bridge pickup or did you / the previous owner just remove the original pickup cover?
 

guitplayer

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Both aftermarket. I guess.
Bridge is a double creme Dunc. Antiquity.
Neck is 14 year old Harmonic design PAF. Z-90 neck.
I sanded both surrounds down. At least the neck surround
level almost with the PG. As it was , the neck PU was too high for me.
Guitar also has a low neck angle , kinda like those pearlys back then.
Will be playing it tomorrow.
 

goldtop0

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That's a good looking R8 you have......got the brown burgundy thing going on......congrats:2cool

Is it a fat neck?
 

DanD

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Then it'll be 2, 4, 5, and 6... It's a never ending quest as you'll then hunt down better examples of each.

It's a disease! :##

Did Gibson ever do a '53???
 

Big Al

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Geeze that is a pretty color. I have an affinity for the darker bursts and that guitar tickles my guitar bone! Very, very nice Brother. You did good!:salude:dude:
 

corpse

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Holy shit- Warren Haynes on bass.
Very nice color- looks great with the DW.
 

guitplayer

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Thanks fellas. Thats the "Big Indian" on bass LOL. With a nice 72 . I will say that this guitar(R8) is
3x`s the guitar my CC16 is. Very pleased. I had a pic of all the sweat on it. Blurry.
 

guitplayer

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Just to report. Some of you guys know I have a few guitars and try
to play a little, but I have to go on record to say that this 05 R8 is probably the
best guitar I`ve ever played. Combo of things really. Feel, weight/ staying in tune/ sound
I have worn the back finish a tad.

:jim:jim
 

J.D.

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2005 had desirable build features:
- Eastern Maple top
- Pre-Fiji Mahogany
- Aniline pore dye
- Madagascar Rosewood fretboard

No surprise it sounds great :jim
 

Big Al

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I've never subscribed to the paper spec thing, but I realize it is important for a lot of folks seeking the most accurate build. I have a few Historic Lesters at home and though I do like the more accurate specs of my later built Historics, my absolute favorites to play are my millennials, '99, & '00. They are way out of spec compared to present versions but they play and sound so good too me. That's the crux of the bisquet IMO, how they play and sound. As far as eye candy, it isn't always about flame and figure for me and that one you have, with my favorite Wacky Tobacky color and sweet Eastern Rock Maple top just POPS too my eyes.

I would have jumped on that one with both feet!!! It appears to be in good hands so hip hip hooray! and pass that joint, and enjoy the hell out of it!!! Like the Jimmy Page uncovered bridge pickup, I have one like that myself.:salude:hank:hank:peace2
 

guitplayer

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Yeah man Big Al. :yah I`ve let a few go
that I miss. Done that enough to know this stays. I guess I was
feeling melancholy. But it is a really nice guitar. Thanks guys at RGE in Tampa.:)
 
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