As it looks to me NO more designation R8, R9, etc- just custom shop built Standards that have all the appontments like the previous historics- simplified down to not claiming they are 1959 replicas, etc??
Truly amazing but i CAN see it as true- but only for a period of time....maybe this year? They produced some and were told to stop..so the 2017 s made will probably be inflated in price as "last of the line" guitars!:D
Sales must have been bad the last couple years
How do TH buyers who shelled out that much cash feel about the END of that line and essentually the same guitar this year will be THOUSANDS less???
I applaud Gibson for at least coming back to earth...:hmm: