- Oct 20, 2012
I love both of my Les Pauls, but I'd have to declare my goldtop as my #1. My R8 has one of the nicest tops you'd ever want, it's been madeover by the best in the business, Historic Makeovers. It's lighter too, but my goldtop has a history with me. It also had a makeover, albeit, not the degree that Historic Makeovers is known for. My friend Lloyd, aka ElectricLloyd as he's known around here, reshaped the neck, using Johnnyslim's 52/57 conversion as the template, and the "soft V" profile fits my hand so well, that it spoils me. I traded the goldtop away to get the R8 in 2015, and this past March traded a vintage Fender amp to get the goldtop back. As much as I love the R8, I haven't used it at a single gig or rehearsal since.