New R8 owner with a question.....
So I purchased my first Historic. It had been at the shop for a long time and I am the first owner. I think it is a 2007. I will get pics later since my camera is charging. My question is the finish. It is a washed cherry. The top is very nice and red but I am wondering about the back and sides. The back is a faded red. The neck is a bit faded but the sides of the body are faded a light brown...almost like a lightback R7. There is a shadow mark of red behind the top strap button. The jack plate shows some fading underneath. I took off the pickguard and switch chip and there is no fading there on the top. I did some searches on fading and it seems they don't really fade. The guitar was never in direct sunlight at the shop only under a flourecent light. It has some nice tarnish on the pup covers...rusty looking screws. It really looks the part of an original old guitar. I love the way it plays but am wondering if anyone has ever seen something like this. The look is kinda cool and seems to stand out from others I have seen.
2011 Gibson Les Paul R8 Washed Cherry