- Apr 8, 2015
You cannot compare new R8's with Murphy Lab R8's . Two different price tiers ! They are all great !!!!!!!!!!the 1959 reissue historics are so " 2010 " .... now its all about the 58s which IMHO have always been more vintage looking.
and the new list price reflects this too .... its almost like one of the big wigs at Gibson finally noticed this and asked the question something along the lines of " why are we selling the 58s for thousands less when they cost us just about the same to make and some of them are even more vintage looking ? "
in fact to me the new Murphy Lab 58's are the most vintage looking historics I have seen
( but what did I know .... I am just a character on an internet forum )