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Got my new 2013 R8 Les Paul!

27sauce

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Whew! Man, the last few months have been a nightmare. I foolishly sold my '07 CR8 and was on the quest for a replacement. I thought it'd be fun, I don't usually shop for specific guitars and here was my chance. Wrong! It was nerve wracking, hit and miss…I went through a too heavy '05, a too expensive '12, and a few others that I never bought, including a Shanks CC that was one of the worst electric guitars I've ever played. The extreme inconsistency really freaked me out about buying online. Then this thing came up on ebay, with a make offer option, so I threw one out. We met at a price that was lower than my artist deal would be, and then he tells me that its brand new! It couldn't be advertised as such…Anyway, I am floored. Great weight, 8.6 lbs, fabulous neck(very much like my '59 Juniot), awesome plain top, great sounding pickups. Its got its first gig tonight!




 

DoubleBoogie

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That is awesome!! Best value out there if you want a historic. Some of those 58 "lightly figured" tops are just crazy nice! Congrats! :dude: :salude
 

Ryan Givhan

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great find man, glad you like it too! same exact thing happened with my '09 R8 that i got in early '10. it was listed as used but when i called the store they gave me the real story that they needed to move some guitars for the new models and it was actually never owned and only a few months old. its a keeper too. hope the gig goes well, let us know!
 

Stoj

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Congrats nice looking R8, nothing plain about that top it looks great :salude
 

DanD

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I wouldn't go so far as to call the top plain... :peace2

HNGD :salude
 

27sauce

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How was the gig with the new Les Paul?

Fantastic. I usually play a P-90 guitar, a LP, and a Tele, but every night this week its been just this one. I can cover it all with it. Its ballsy, but just bright enough to twang. And the controls work!
 
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