Some time ago Magnus (goocart) shipped his 98 R8 to me from Sweden. The aim was to do a full refinish to get rid of some unwanted attributes. Here are some before pictures showing the guitar as I received it. Not bad looking overall, with a nice curly maple top. Unfortunately some one aged it with compressed air, causing a shattered glass type checking, which looks very fake. they also battered it up pretty badly in general, including fake arm wear. On the back there were three round dents that may have been the result of some previous owner getting carried away on stage and trying to impale the guitar on a mic stand The wires are tied together inside with a piece of cotton fabric. I'm guessing to stop the cables from rattling around inside. The 3 dents are now clearly visible (like they weren't before) after the finish is removed from the back. The guitar now completely stripped except for the maple top.