NRDD!!

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  1. yellowv

    yellowv Senior Member

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    So I got this today. 2018 RD 40th Anniversary. I love it! It’s gorgeous and plays and sounds great.


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    Tobaccoburst83 Senior Member

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    Wow, great! it looks incredible.
     
  3. LSAR

    LSAR Premium Member

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    Oh hell yes.

    I love RDs, and this run just looks so damned classy. I love it.
     
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    bblooz Senior Member

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    Congrats on your NGD!
     
  5. Have FUN

    Have FUN Senior Member

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    Very good surprise this RD

    :cheers2:
     
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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    Rocks!
     
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    veeman Senior Member

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    RD's have such a cool unique look. They also look very heavy. What does it weigh?
     
  8. yellowv

    yellowv Senior Member

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    The old ones were all maple and weighed a ton. These are in the 8-9lb range.
     
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    Very, very nice..congrats.
     
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    Very cool! Congrats!!! I always liked these guitars, but never got the urge to move on one. The kinda have a cool "SG on acid" flare to them.

    Do all their "burst colors" have that same paint fade on the neck? Never noticed that on the RDs before for some reason...
     
  11. yellowv

    yellowv Senior Member

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    I’m pretty sure the burst fade on the neck is special for this model.
     
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    Danomyte Senior Member

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    Congrats! I love the old Gibson logo.
     
  13. Matt_Krush

    Matt_Krush Senior Member

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    I been on the fence with this and the 2017 Firebird T.
    The Firebirds (2017 T's) are disappearing so I now I am leaning on the RD.

    What is the neck similar too?
    Description just says rounded...well no sh!t...they're all 'rounded'
    How much different from a 60's slim?

    And is hitting the lead are/upper frets a problem?
    Did you get it before the price hike?
    They were originally listed at $1799, then moved to $1999 (AMS still listed it at the lower price but Sweetwater has it at the $1999).

    I may be pulling the RD trigger tomorrow...
     
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  14. yellowv

    yellowv Senior Member

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    The neck is fat. Pretty close to like a 50’s LP profile. Definitely not 60’s slim. I actually got this one in brand new condition in trade from a buddy of mine, but they can be had at $1799. I almost pulled the trigger on one at that price and then found out I could get this one in exchange for a guitar I rarely touched. So I jumped on it. Been GASing for an RD for a couple of years now.
     
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    Matt_Krush Senior Member

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    Gibson sent me the dimensions...same as my epi dot. Not a slim profile but not the baseball bat either.
    Had a chance to try on today at Motor City Guitars...
    I'm ordering one.
    Reaching 20th fret isn't the most comfortable...but I'll make it work.
     
  16. Matt_Krush

    Matt_Krush Senior Member

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    Just got mine yesterday and put it through band practice tonight.
    Cleans in the neck and using both pickups...sound fantastic.
    Bridge spot had way more lowend than I expected it to have.
    I actually had to back the resonance down a few notches and bist the mids and highs a touch.
    Neck is same size as my dot so comfortable to play. Lead access isn't as bad as I expected it to be...not as easy as an SG or my Jackson's, but easier than my Les Pauls which was a welcome surprise.

    Beautiful guitar for sure. Only mod it needed was some gold Jim Dunlop strap locks...and maybe black top hats with the gold inserts..

    BTW, yes it has the pcb installation...I hoped it didn't because I was going to swap the pickup switch with the neck volume. It seems to work where it's at, so it'll stay.
     
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    A friend of mine has the same guitar, same finish but his is old (late 70's?).

    They are great guitars. They have a lot going on.

    That's a real beauty. Congratulations!
     

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