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2005 R8 with 1200 gigs on it. All natural wear

matt173844

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Jan 30, 2023
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I bought this baby brand new and used it for about 9 years. We played 3 nights per week at 3-4 hours and I never switched guitars, so it has thousands of stage hours. When I left the band I put it away in the case and have only just now started playing again. Dan Erlwine did a setup and even wrote an article about it in StewMac. It’s filthy, but I love the character and it plays like a dream.

It got a lot of attention on FB so I thought you guys may appreciate a road warrior like this. 1CDA7A1B-FCA9-4727-8781-302E2532E017.jpegC64A7D5D-9312-4219-8DD9-A6A7F4112FDA.jpegA1365C59-8EC0-4C84-8F5A-9A98EB57809B.jpeg
 

ADP

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Jul 16, 2015
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How did you wear away the paint in such a way on the top? What caused it?
 

brandtkronholm

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My 1995 R9 has maybe a few hundred gigs on it. More 1hr sets than 4hr, but still, many, many gigs. (Maybe about 1 out of every 3 or 4 shows was 3+ hours?)
Anyway, it shows signs of wear - but not like that!
But then, I baby my guitars. (Maybe "baby is too strong a word - but you know what I mean.)

a) Being played back in the day.
b) As it is more or less today. Well, as it was sometime quite recently.
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seafood

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super great!!!!!!!!! this is what playing a Les Paul is all about!!!!!!!! .....also.....buy some knobs!!!!!!!!
 

jrgtr42

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I saw that on the FB post - and I dig the wear even more on my bigger screen. That's honest wear, though some cleanup still wouldn;t hurt.
 
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