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    Polyurethane Finish Repair

    Thanks! I might just leave it alone then. :)
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    Polyurethane Finish Repair

    Hi all! I have an Epiphone ES-335 Pro that I've been upgrading. I've been doing most of the work myself and made a little mistake when replacing the tuner bushings. I'm not exactly sure how to explain it, but it looks like the finish lifted or flaked away from the headstock. On two of the...
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    Source for Black Custom Shop Case

    Didn't even know that was an option. Interesting! I have a more detailed look. Anyone know if the black "Gibson Custom" cases with the dark burgundy interior are made like the current brown cases with reddish interior they're using for the USA models? I'm pretty sure my 2018 R2 has the same...
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    Source for Black Custom Shop Case

    The Lifton case is nice and all, but my R8 swims around in this thing. Can you buy one of the black Custom Shop cases new anywhere? I've seem them used on Reverb... just curious if there was a better source. Failing that, I’d probably pick up one of the brown and burgundy ones from...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    They certainly did have 'em listed for a good price! Which one did you go with? The only other one that caught my eye was one of the newer ones with the Antiquity Burst but I decided I like the plainer tops of the ones I picked. I've always loved to look at the pretty tops, but have never been...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    Yep After having it for a few weeks, I have to say I’m loving it!
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    Holy crap! As a nerd, that totally resonates with me! Fascinating article! Thank you for that perspective! ... So... I've made my decision. I'm keeping the second one (at least for the time being). While it lacks a tiny bit of clarity that the first has, it makes up for it with a more balanced...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    Thanks everyone for your input and advice! I had my wife randomly hand me my Traditional and each of these two R8s while my eyes were closed. She tried to trick me a couple times. I could pretty easily tell my Traditional apart. It was tougher to pick out which R8 was which, but she said I...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    I buy and sell guitars all the time. It's just how I am. I often hear folks talk about keepers. I've heard folks say they've had a guitar for 30 years and will never sell it. I guess I've never found a keeper. Or everything speaks to me. Or nothing speaks to me. I like both of these. For...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    LOL I hear ya. Part of me says to myself "just pick the prettiest, play it and enjoy it, and don't worry about the details." But I just can't help myself. I've always been into the details. I want to know the how and why. It's just me wanting to know how things tick. I'm a life long learner so...
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    How would you define fat? One is 0.916" at the 1st fret. The other is 0.913" at the 1st fret. How would you define very little? We talking no more than 5 cents or 25 cents or what? Just making sure we're speaking the same language. :)
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    I consider myself a rhythm guitarist, however I always seem to be the only guitarist in bands, so I end up with both rhythm and lead duties.
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    If I'm not mistaken, it's 30 days. I'll double check. If that's the case, I have about 3 weeks left.
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    Analysis Paralysis: I Can't Decide Which R8 to Keep

    That's interesting! I hadn't heard that before. Both drop the pitch approximately the same amount. Which also happens to be the same as my Traditional.




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