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MattD1960

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but it pours. i just joined the historic club after 15 years of waiting and now i have been given a shot at a second one.

but i am curious the seller claims its a chicago music exchange custom order, its a R8 with a crazy quilt like top, and a 60 v2 neck

does anyone have any experience with these???
 

Thunder Dump

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CME definitely did a bunch of special runs like that over the last couple of years, including R8s with 60s necks. I own two CME R0s and they are fantastic.
 

MattD1960

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wasnt meant to be, bad beat on this one. probably gonna kick myself on this one
 

EXPLRGAB

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Similarly, I purchased a 2019 Wildwood spec..R8, with 60s slim neck...SPECTACULAR in every way.
 

El Gringo

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CME is a great shop in the Windy City , who carries the Gibson Custom line and has a CME version of the R9,R8,R0 with tops that they choose which are nice and different neck profiles . For instance they could have the R8 with the slim taper 60's profile neck . Also there CME spec Les Paul's have custom wound S spec Custombuckers , which are I believe similiar to Wildwood spec Custombuckers which are underwound . When I was in Chicago in 2019 I did try out several of the CME Les Paul's and I was very surprised at the pleasant sound of the underwound pickups played through a high end boutique high gain amp and they had a really nice tone .
 

corpse

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I think it is easy to get little jaded between the nay-sayers and the few that pop up with really bad CS experiences- over big box shops. CME is not that. My CME guitar is wonderful is every respect- they pick the wood, specify the pick ups and do source inspection (acceptance). The owner is really involved with conceptual stuff and talks to his suppliers.
I think you can be confident when you purchase a CME CS instrument.
 

MattD1960

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Wellllllll after much pleading on the phone and promising “its going to a good home” i drove 4 hrs round trip and got the thing. Ill post some pics later
 

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axeman565758

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Wellllllll after much pleading on the phone and promising “its going to a good home” i drove 4 hrs round trip and got the thing. Ill post some pics later
looks great Matt....congrats.....and trust me....Ive driven more than 4 hours...one way!! but well worth it
Enjoy
 
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