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2005 R8 with 1200 gigs on it. All natural wear

El Gringo

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I guess. Seems like a lot.
I look at this - Rick Neilsen's 1958 has seen substantial gigging, obviously. He still uses it.
Not to judge, just sayin.
Well some folks care for there gear differently than others do . Remember the image of the vintage Burst on the album with Surrender on it ? and the image is in black and white .
 

Frankie

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1200 gigs and the frets look perfect. How about a picture of the rest of the fret board?
 

Jethro Rocker

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Well some folks care for there gear differently than others do . Remember the image of the vintage Burst on the album with Surrender on it ? and the image is in black and white .
He would put 3 guitars on at once. Can't be easy on the backs.
But broken pots? Is it hitting the mic stand? Floor? Seems excessive beyond hard stage use to me. Especially for a 2005.
I get that people care for their stuff differently.
Hendrix, for examole.
 

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I’m curious how the silk screen Les Paul faded out to nothing? Played in the sun a lot for it to deteriorate?
 

El Gringo

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He would put 3 guitars on at once. Can't be easy on the backs.
But broken pots? Is it hitting the mic stand? Floor? Seems excessive beyond hard stage use to me. Especially for a 2005.
I get that people care for their stuff differently.
Hendrix, for examole.
How about that monster Hammer with 5 necks or more . That one has to weigh a tone ?
 

NINFNM

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Super cool, and thanks for sharing the pics. I remember the stewmac article, "Four years without a bath!" :)
The difference between gig and GIG sure makes a difference.
 

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Nope. there is no way my 2005 R8 would have done that.
The finish was way too thick and would have never checked or wore like that.
Where is the serial#? have to say faked and finish stripped.1a.JPG
Mine was HM`ed. 1e.JPG
 
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NINFNM

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Nope. there is no way my 2005 R8 would have done that.
The finish was way too thick and would have never checked or wore like that.
Where is the serial#? have to say faked and finish stripped.
I think your analysis is wrong. The finish looks original. Don't see lots of finish checking from the pics, but legit wear from the use. I have seen some pics and videos of him playing that guitar live over the years
 
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