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  1. Luboy

    78-79 The Paul neck profile?

    Hi, I've been curious about the neck thickness of the first/second year production walnut The Pauls. I understand that it varied from guitar to guitar, has anyone had experience with multiple early The Paul guitars? There are bits of info regarding their necks on this forum, but I haven't been...
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    QC comedy or strange damage?

    Noticed this on my LP a while ago. It seems to be a wood crack (two parallel ones actually), but the location, length and direction are quite odd. It seems that the lacquer is over the cracks and is unaffected, maybe it was already cracked before it got painted at the factory. Otherwise this is...
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    HM / Retrospec ABR-1 ?

    Been looking at the ABR-1 bridge on the Historic Makeovers (Retrospec) website, the one for about $120. Does anyone here own one? Is it worth it?
  4. Luboy

    NGD 2018 R8

    Have had this one for a few days. Not too heavy and nice profile. The main observation here is the frets, which are imo a great improvement over the standard ones. The extra height allows for easy bends without having to raise the action above low. I think a lot of the skeptics assume that...
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    Historic Kluson Lubrication

    Been thinking to oil the Klusons on my R8 sometime soon. However, the holes on the back of the tuners seem to be blocked (seen this on many other LPs too). Do you have to puncture them, or is there another way? Do you guys have any preferred lubricants? Regards, L.
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    [NGD] '13 R8 lemon/blonde

    After months of CITES kicking my behind I found an affordable plain top lemon drop (burst) nearby. At almost 9.4 lbs it is heavier than my previous '14 R8 ice tea, but somehow it is more resonant. Seems to have a more pleasant neck angle and neck carve too, thus it operates and feels better...
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    2017 R8 serial number question

    Hello, I have come across a great deal on a 2017 R8 from a private seller. I was wondering if I can determine if the year (2017) is legit based on the serial number, and if so how.
  8. Luboy

    Official names for different fades/teardrops?

    I was wondering does Gibson have terms for it's fade-types and teardrop sizes on Historics? I've been looking for Pearly Gates type fades (what I describe as a very large teardrop), but I can't come up with any effective search terms. I know CME has fades similar to the PG (except the lower bout...
  9. Luboy

    CITES Frustration (Solved)

    Hello, I'm new to the board and have a question regarding my CITES dilemma. I live in Europe, and am interested in getting a new historic LP. None of the deals in the EU are good compared to what you can find in the US. The problem is that most US sellers don't have CITES for their guitars, or...


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